A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kairatu in Indonesia on Monday. Id of earthquake: us10004de6. Event ids that are associated: us10004de6. Exact location of event, depth 48.95 km, 128.3031° East, -3.3228° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 00:00:59 / January 11, 2016 @ 12:00 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.95 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:00:59 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai, Ambon (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 7 km WNW of Kairatu, Indonesia.
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