A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.6 km (25 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:06:15 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgzm. Id of event: us1000jgzm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 07:06:15 / March 16, 2019 @ 7:06 am. Exact location, longitude 126.6017° East, latitude 1.2023° North, depth = 39.6 km.
Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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