A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 216 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (134 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.1824 East, latitude -6.3585 South, depth = 153.48 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.48 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:23:20 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100049ae. Unique identifier: us100049ae. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/15 / 2015-12-22 15:23:20 / December 22, 2015 @ 3:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 216 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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