A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 165 km NNW of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (103 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 19:38:24 / October 13, 2018 @ 7:38 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Flying Fish Cove in Christmas Island (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 105.3686° East, -8.9551° South, depth 4.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:38:24 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.06 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hbsa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hbsa.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 165 km NNW of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.
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