A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 243 km NW of Tanahmerah, Indonesia (151 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 23:52:55 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 14:52:55 / May 12, 2017 @ 2:52 pm. Unique identifier: us10008rv3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008rv3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.8654 East, latitude -4.4011 South, depth = 47.04 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.04 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 243 km NW of Tanahmerah, Indonesia.
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