A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 114 km SE of Amahai, Indonesia (71 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 13:28:42 / December 9, 2015 @ 1:28 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 129.6273 East, latitude -4.0876 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004fvg. Unique identifier: us20004fvg. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:28:42 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter).
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 fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 114 km SE of Amahai, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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