A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 217 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (135 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.07 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 02:49:49 / October 18, 2015 @ 2:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 130.0764° East, -6.4219° South, depth 112.07 km. Id of earthquake: us10003pge. Event ids that are associated: us10003pge. The temblor was detected at 11:49:49 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 217 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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