A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 17:54:25 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 08:54:25 / August 12, 2017 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.78 km (23 miles). Event id: us2000a7jx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7jx. Exact location of event, longitude 129.5768 East, latitude -2.9087 South, depth = 36.78 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 87 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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