A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 222 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (138 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 129.3991° East, latitude -7.3174° South, depth = 133.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.28 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 08:14:56 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:14 am. The temblor was detected at 17:14:56 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ifc. Id of event: us20008ifc.
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 four and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 222 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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