5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Abepura, Indonesia

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 140 km SW of Abepura, Indonesia (87 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:13:01 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.39 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Abepura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 60.39 km, 139.7504° East, -3.5926° South. Unique identifier: us2000av7z. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000av7z. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 04:13:01 / September 27, 2017 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/27/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-has-occurred-near-abepura-in-indonesia-3/

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