A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 208 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (129 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 16:30:26 / August 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a3qc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3qc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 134.4 km, 130.3161° East, -6.3561° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 134.4 km (84 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:30:26 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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