A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Banda Sea (0 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 282.81 km (176 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:06:15 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 14:06:15 / July 5, 2017 @ 2:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100096y4. Unique identifier: us100096y4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.3973 East, latitude -6.4815 South, depth = 282.81 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: Banda Sea.
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