A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 226 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia (140 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us100049af. Ids that are associated to the event: us100049af. Exact location of event, longitude 129.6391 East, latitude -5.3576 South, depth = 249.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:48:27 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/15 / 2015-12-22 15:48:27 / December 22, 2015 @ 3:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 249.96 km (155 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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