A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 281 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (175 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 153.02 km, 128.8228° East, -7.401° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.02 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008snk. Unique identifier: us10008snk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 04:25:04 / May 16, 2017 @ 4:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:25:04 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 281 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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