5.3 Earthquake Strikes Dostyq, Kazakhstan

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 105 km SSE of Dostyq, Kazakhstan (65 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:44:31 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a65m. Unique identifier: us2000a65m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 82.8089° East, 44.3283° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 23:44:31 / August 8, 2017 @ 11:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/09/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-105-km-sse-of-dostyq-kazakhstan/

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