A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 117 km SE of Amahai, Indonesia (73 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 08:42:28 / December 19, 2015 @ 8:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.5819 East, latitude -4.1563 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:42:28 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100048v0. Unique identifier: us100048v0.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. 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: 117 km SE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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