A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 158 km WNW of Nabire, Indonesia (98 miles). Unique identifier: us10004sxl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004sxl. Exact location of event, longitude 134.2967 East, latitude -2.5779 South, depth = 36.74 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.74 km (23 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:32:35 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 15:32:35 / February 26, 2016 @ 3:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 158 km WNW of Nabire, Indonesia.
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