A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 142 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (88 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008wji. Event ids that are associated: us10008wji. Exact location of earthquake, 126.6395° East, 1.8395° North, depth 42.34 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:33:02 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.34 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 16:33:02 / May 23, 2017 @ 4:33 pm. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 142 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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