A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (150 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.2338 East, latitude -7.2755 South, depth = 139.61 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 00:59:56 / December 1, 2016 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:59:56 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007z6e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z6e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.61 km (87 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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