A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km NW of Fais, Micronesia (31 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 23:41:16 / December 17, 2017 @ 11:41 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c5hb. Id of event: us2000c5hb. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.1547° East, 10.0395° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:41:16 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 50 km NW of Fais, Micronesia.
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