5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Molucca Sea

Earthquake location 0.4751S, 126.0018W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes Molucca Sea (0 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/18 / 2018-11-21 04:31:25 / November 21, 2018 @ 4:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude 126.0018 East, latitude 0.4751 North, depth = 27.98 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:31:25 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000husj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000husj. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.98 km (17 miles). 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/11/21/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-has-occurred-near-molucca-sea/

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