A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Melekeok Village in Palau. Exact location, longitude 134.6532° East, latitude 7.3871° North, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:19:15 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 21:19:15 / November 15, 2017 @ 9:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bp6i. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bp6i.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Angaur State, Kayangel, Kloulklubed. Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Koror (c. 14 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Koror Town (c. 12 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kloulklubed (c. 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ulimang (c. 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mengellang (c. 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ngchesar Hamlet (c. 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Melekeok Village (c. 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Palau (c. 20 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 12 km S of Melekeok Village, Palau.
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