A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 268 km W of Tual, Indonesia (167 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jkq. Id of event: us10008jkq. The temblor was picked up at 09:57:41 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.3531 East, latitude -5.3379 South, depth = 138.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 00:57:41 / April 17, 2017 @ 12:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 138.06 km (86 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 268 km W of Tual, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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