A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 130 km ESE of Amahai, Indonesia (81 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 129.9707 East, latitude -3.8563 South, depth = 21.19 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 22:42:11 / July 4, 2017 @ 10:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.19 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100096s9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096s9. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:42:11 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 130 km ESE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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