A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 258 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (160 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 177.8 km (110 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 16:27:05 / January 30, 2017 @ 4:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 129.1901° East, -6.967° South, depth 177.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jnj. Id of event: us20008jnj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:27:05 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 258 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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