A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 131 km WSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (81 miles). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:27:04 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.3159° East, latitude 0.239° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 09:27:04 / October 29, 2016 @ 9:27 am. Event id: us100073s3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073s3.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 131 km WSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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