A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tambulatana in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 09:11:59 / January 7, 2017 @ 9:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.12 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10007rue. Event ids that are associated: us10007rue. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tambulatana in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:11:59 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 78.12 km, 120.2009° East, -9.3572° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhanbajo, Ruteng, Waingapu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Waingapu (c. 48 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km N of Tambulatana, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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