A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 262 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (163 miles). Unique identifier: us200050ms. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050ms. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:31:03 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.2677 East, latitude -3.5496 South, depth = 37.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 20:31:03 / February 16, 2016 @ 8:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.14 km (23 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 262 km E of Amahai, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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