A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 269 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (167 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e1c7. Id of event: us2000e1c7. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.3154 East, latitude -3.6634 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:55:57 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 04:55:57 / April 17, 2018 @ 4:55 am.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 269 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.
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