A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 164 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia (102 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:38:14 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 129.6964 East, latitude -4.6241 South, depth = 148.34 km. Unique identifier: us100087xt. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087xt. Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 16:38:14 / March 9, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 148.34 km (92 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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