A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000507q. Unique identifier: us2000507q. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.19 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 02:13:14 / February 15, 2016 @ 2:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:13:14 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0953° East, -0.7498° South, depth 38.19 km.
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sorong. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NW of Sorong, Indonesia.
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