Magnitude 5 Earthquake Near Sumatra

Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 100.3248 East, latitude -5.9775 South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 05/08/16 / 2016-08-05 09:40:56 / August 5, 2016 @ 9:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:56 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sumatra in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006a9g. Event ids that are associated: us10006a9g.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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