A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 113 km SSW of Biha, Indonesia (70 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.19 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 21:05:39 / January 4, 2016 @ 9:05 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 103.7403 East, latitude -6.3149 South, depth = 29.19 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:05:39 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004bd8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bd8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 113 km SSW of Biha, Indonesia.
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