A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 270 km NW of Tual, Indonesia (168 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dux. Unique identifier: us20005dux. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.28 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 28.28 km, 131.3781° East, -3.6406° South. The temblor was detected at 15:11:30 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 06:11:30 / April 1, 2016 @ 6:11 am UTC/GMT.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 270 km NW of Tual, Indonesia.
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