A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lhokseumawe in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 170.5 km (106 miles). Unique identifier: us20008lz4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lz4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.9559 East, latitude 4.7103 North, depth = 170.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 08:22:36 / February 24, 2017 @ 8:22 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:22:36 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lhokseumawe in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Reuleuet, Bireun, Lhokseumawe.
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve 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. 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: 56 km SSW of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia.
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