A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 210 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (130 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:38:20 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005gi9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gi9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 15:38:20 / May 2, 2016 @ 3:38 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159.68 km (99 miles). Exact location, longitude 130.3821° East, latitude -6.2947° South, depth = 159.68 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-two 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 210 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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