A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 188 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (117 miles). Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 07:14:41 / December 20, 2016 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.11 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082ql. Id of event: us200082ql. Exact location of earthquake, 130.6546° East, -6.3775° South, depth 84.11 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:14:41 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 188 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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