A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 129.525° East, -2.8025° South, depth 42.2 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004fts. Unique identifier: us20004fts. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.2 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:50:14 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 10:50:14 / December 9, 2015 @ 10:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
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. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 89 km NE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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