A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Cempa in Indonesia on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cempa in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 173.5 km (108 miles). Global time and date of event 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 10:29:50 / February 3, 2017 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:29:50 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008hbs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hbs. Exact location of event, depth 173.5 km, 119.7032° East, -8.2209° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ruteng, Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 35 km NNW of Cempa, Indonesia.
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