A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia (45 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fd2. Unique identifier: us10004fd2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 127.3204 East, latitude -3.8872 South, depth = 45.25 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:17:34 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 16:17:34 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.25 km (28 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 73 km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia.
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