A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yap in Micronesia. Id of earthquake: us70006tf2. Event ids that are associated: us70006tf2. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 05:29:00 / January 2, 2020 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:29:00 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). 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 52.92 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 138.0916° East, latitude 9.4695° North, depth = 52.92 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colonia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Micronesia (c. 108 000 pop). The epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from Colonia (c. 7 400 pop).
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 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SW of Yap, Micronesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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