A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 43.39 km, 129.4852° East, -3.0947° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qrp. Id of event: us10004qrp. The temblor was reported at 20:14:17 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 11:14:17 / February 18, 2016 @ 11:14 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.39 km (27 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (43 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 68 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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