A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 129 km SSW of Abepura, Indonesia (80 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.26 km (36 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2433 East, latitude -3.7554 South, depth = 58.26 km. The temblor was reported at 20:08:10 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 11:08:10 / March 8, 2017 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087p1. Unique identifier: us100087p1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km SSW of Abepura, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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