A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km NW of Atambua, Indonesia (79 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 11:05:48 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:05 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:05:48 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 124.2204° East, latitude -8.1685° South, depth = 179.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.81 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w53. Id of event: us20004w53.
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 thirty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 127 km NW of Atambua, Indonesia.
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