Multiple Moderate Earthquakes Strike near Amahai, Indonesia

122km SE of Amahai, Indonesia

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 122 km SE of Amahai, Indonesia (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.6085 East, latitude -4.1994 South, depth = 76.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.65 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/15 / 2015-12-14 01:34:08 / December 14, 2015 @ 1:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:34:08 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004gyp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004gyp.

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 twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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