A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Reuleuet in Indonesia on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 19:47:12 / February 15, 2017 @ 7:47 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Reuleuet in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008k1z. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008k1z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.84 km (27 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:47:12 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.2563 East, latitude 5.2313 North, depth = 43.84 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banda Aceh, Lhokseumawe, Bireun (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 110 km (68 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km WNW of Reuleuet, Indonesia.
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