A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 234 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (145 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.5285 East, latitude -6.8051 South, depth = 127.46 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.46 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 21:34:00 / March 16, 2017 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:34:00 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008u2k. Unique identifier: us20008u2k.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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