A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 230 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia (143 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:52:46 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 09:52:46 / April 18, 2016 @ 9:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, 138.6875° East, -1.7826° South, depth 31.1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jf8. Unique identifier: us20005jf8. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.1 km (19 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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