A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 274 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (170 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:48:09 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.43 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 00:48:09 / March 1, 2017 @ 12:48 am. Id of earthquake: us100085v8. Event ids that are associated: us100085v8. Exact location of event, longitude 131.378 East, latitude -3.5242 South, depth = 37.43 km. 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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