A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ranau in Malaysia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 116.6059° East, 6.037° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:13 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 13:06:13 / March 8, 2018 @ 1:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d1fc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1fc.
Country/countries that might be effected, Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kudat, Keningau, Papar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Kota Kinabalu (c. 457 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Putatan (c. 78 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Keningau (c. 77 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Donggongon (c. 71 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kudat (c. 32 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ranau (c. 19 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Papar (c. 19 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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.
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