A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 128.8562° East, -3.8977° South, depth 113.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:52:39 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009lyn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lyn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 00:52:39 / June 6, 2017 @ 12:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.3 km (70 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 42 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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