A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 275 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia (171 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 07:46:30 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 22:46:30 / October 23, 2015 @ 10:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.19 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003r49. Event ids that are associated: us10003r49. Exact location, longitude 138.1707° East, latitude -2.0535° South, depth = 38.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 275 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia.
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