A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.84 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wpu. Unique identifier: us10007wpu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 38.84 km, 131.2943° East, -0.8641° South. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:05:57 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 18:05:57 / February 1, 2017 @ 6:05 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 4 km (3 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sorong (min 5000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km ENE of Sorong, Indonesia.
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