A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 189 km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (117 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:28:50 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 22:28:50 / September 16, 2015 @ 10:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003it6. Event ids that are associated: us10003it6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 107.3606 East, latitude -10.007 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 189 km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.
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