A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia (81 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us20009p5t. Event ids that are associated: us20009p5t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.37 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 129.4133 East, latitude -4.4635 South, depth = 21.37 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:31 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 00:15:31 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:15 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 130 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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