5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Abepura, Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.7575S, 138.7561W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 203 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (126 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.6 km (20 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:50:16 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000hep2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hep2. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 15:50:16 / September 14, 2018 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Abepura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 138.7561° East, latitude -2.7575° South, depth = 32.6 km.

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/14/moderate-earthquake-5-9-mag-203-km-w-of-abepura-indonesia/

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