Moderate 5.1 Strikes Saumlaki, Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.9032S, 131.1429W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 117 km N of Saumlaki, Indonesia (73 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:29:00 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 05:29:00 / September 27, 2018 @ 5:29 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 131.1429° East, latitude -6.9032° South, depth = 51.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.2 km (32 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h34s. Id of event: us1000h34s.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/27/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-117-km-n-of-saumlaki-indonesia/

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