A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 205 km W of Tual, Indonesia (127 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 09:57:33 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:57 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:57:33 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.87 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 112.87 km, 130.8987° East, -5.6736° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004g22. Event ids that are associated: us10004g22.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 205 km W of Tual, Indonesia.
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