Magnitude 5 On Richter Scale Strikes Banda Aceh, Indonesia

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 127 km SW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia (79 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 07:24:08 / July 21, 2017 @ 7:24 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:24:08 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.99 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009yuy. Event ids that are associated: us20009yuy. Exact location of event, longitude 94.5122 East, latitude 4.7365 North, depth = 39.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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