A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (160 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 129.2936° East, -6.7912° South, depth 169.84 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:40:40 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 19:40:40 / April 14, 2016 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i4e. Id of event: us20005i4e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 169.84 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 257 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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