A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 265 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (165 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 131.2937 East, latitude -3.5308 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:52:35 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 02:52:35 / April 17, 2018 @ 2:52 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000e1b6. Event ids that are associated: us2000e1b6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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