Magnitude 5 Strikes Western Australia


A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes Western Australia (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 116.87 East, latitude -34.3517 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/18 / 2018-11-08 21:07:01 / November 8, 2018 @ 9:07 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:07:01 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hpej. Unique identifier: us1000hpej.

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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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