A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:52:42 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008feq. Event ids that are associated: us10008feq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.74 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.0748 East, latitude -0.5088 South, depth = 41.74 km. Global time and date of event 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 16:52:42 / April 1, 2017 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sorong (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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