A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 06:05:53 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). 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: us20005ffk. Id of event: us20005ffk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 21:05:53 / April 4, 2016 @ 9:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.59 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.5787 East, latitude -2.9946 South, depth = 33.59 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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