A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 265 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (165 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 17:41:27 / February 16, 2016 @ 5:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 131.2897 East, latitude -3.5993 South, depth = 37.63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us200050m3. Unique identifier: us200050m3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.63 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:41:27 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 265 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.
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