A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 278 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (173 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.08 km (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:22:20 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.0362° East, latitude -6.873° South, depth = 146.08 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 20:22:20 / January 25, 2017 @ 8:22 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008ip7. Event ids that are associated: us20008ip7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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