A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 23:44:39 / February 28, 2017 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.08 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:44:39 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 129.2722° East, -2.744° South, depth 38.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085uh. Id of event: us100085uh.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 76 km NNE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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