A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ambon in Indonesia on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambon in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:41:13 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 128.1185 East, latitude -3.6685 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bkz2. Event ids that are associated: us2000bkz2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 12:41:13 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:41 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai, Ambon. Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 7 km WNW of Ambon, Indonesia.
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