A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 273 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (170 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 131.3635° East, -3.5943° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 15:44:01 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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 06:44:01 / April 17, 2018 @ 6:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e1e2. Id of event: us2000e1e2.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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