A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tilamuta in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 122.0296° East, latitude 0.4002° North, depth = 114.5 km. Global time and date of event 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 12:12:21 / July 15, 2017 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tilamuta in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:12:21 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009wjw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009wjw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.5 km (71 miles).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo. Earthquake epicenter was 116 km (72 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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