A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us20009xkb. Event ids that are associated: us20009xkb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.09 km (34 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:32:33 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.1093 East, latitude -3.8923 South, depth = 55.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 16:32:33 / July 18, 2017 @ 4:32 pm.
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 62 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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