A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 178 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (111 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 138.9926 East, latitude -2.3869 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us2000a3z6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3z6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 05:28:35 / August 3, 2017 @ 5:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:28:35 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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