A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 222 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia (138 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 129.445° East, latitude -5.4149° South, depth = 258.35 km. Global time and date of event 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 18:55:32 / December 10, 2015 @ 6:55 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:32 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 258.35 km (161 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004g7l. Id of event: us20004g7l.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 222 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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