A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 231 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (144 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 00:30:24 / December 21, 2015 @ 12:30 am. Event id: us1000498p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000498p. The temblor was reported at 09:30:24 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.76 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 140.76 km, 129.3036° East, -7.3588° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 231 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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