A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia (61 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 129.3255° East, latitude -4.1452° South, depth = 143.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008sjw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sjw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 143.09 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:51:04 / 6:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 21:51:04 / March 16, 2017 @ 9:51 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 98 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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