A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 km NNW of Laiwui, Indonesia (27 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.4865 East, latitude -0.9975 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ahx. Id of event: us10007ahx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:26:03 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 11:26:03 / November 19, 2016 @ 11:26 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km NNW of Laiwui, Indonesia.
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