A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 km WNW of Laiwui, Indonesia (6 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.72 km (14 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:08:33 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100085si. Event ids that are associated: us100085si. A tsunami warning has been issued near Laiwui in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 127.592 East, latitude -1.3117 South, depth = 22.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 19:08:33 / February 28, 2017 @ 7:08 pm.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km WNW of Laiwui, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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