A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 180 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia (112 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.0081 East, latitude -2.2597 South, depth = 35.29 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 17:49:26 / May 20, 2016 @ 5:49 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:49:26 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.29 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005iya. Id of event: us10005iya.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 180 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia.
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