A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 214 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia (133 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008u99. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u99. The epicenter was at a depth of 184.76 km (115 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 10:33:58 / March 24, 2017 @ 10:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude 129.8096 East, latitude -5.1217 South, depth = 184.76 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:33:58 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 214 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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