A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Angaur State in Palau. Unique identifier: us6000d29t. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d29t. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 133.6341 East, latitude 6.2703 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 18:11:47 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 18:11:47 / December 23, 2020 @ 6:11 pm.
The epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Kloulklubed (c. 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Angaur State (c. 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kloulklubed, Angaur State (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Palau (c. 20 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km SW of Angaur State, Palau. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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