A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yap in Micronesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ztc. Unique identifier: us10003ztc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/15 / 2015-11-18 01:16:10 / November 18, 2015 @ 1:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:16:10 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.0644 East, latitude 9.173 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Micronesia (c. 108 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Colonia (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colonia (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km S of Yap, Micronesia.
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