A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km WNW of Luwuk, Indonesia (71 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.75 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 121.8267° East, -0.5883° South, depth 30.75 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 01:30:41 / March 16, 2018 @ 1:30 am. The temblor was picked up at 09:30:41 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d51x. Id of event: us1000d51x. A tsunami warning has been issued near Luwuk in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 114 km WNW of Luwuk, Indonesia.
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