A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 138 km NW of Nabire, Indonesia (86 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:04:26 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.11 km, 134.6214° East, -2.4682° South. 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: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 15:04:26 / January 22, 2016 @ 3:04 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.11 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ge0. Unique identifier: us10004ge0.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 138 km NW of Nabire, Indonesia.
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