A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Polkowice in Poland on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:31:31 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g9is. Id of event: us2000g9is. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 03:31:31 / July 20, 2018 @ 3:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude 16.0978 East, latitude 51.5099 North, depth = 5.43 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.43 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oława, Bogatynia, Komorniki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Głogów (c. 68 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km ENE of Polkowice, Poland.
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