A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 95 km WNW of Laiwui, Indonesia (59 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.8485° East, latitude -1.1104° South, depth = 42.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008vc3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vc3. Global time and date of event 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 22:40:30 / May 19, 2017 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.44 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:40:30 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 95 km WNW of Laiwui, Indonesia.
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