A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 19:30:43 / April 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:30:43 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.8715° East, 1.3714° North, depth 36.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e0mq. Id of event: us2000e0mq.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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