A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 223 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (139 miles). Exact location of event, depth 144.96 km, 129.5036° East, -7.0593° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 05:49:12 / May 9, 2020 @ 5:49 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:49:12 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009d3s. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009d3s. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.96 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 223 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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