A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.56 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 128.9318 East, latitude -3.9356 South, depth = 38.56 km. Global time and date of event 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 13:55:15 / July 27, 2017 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:55:15 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a1rl. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1rl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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.
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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. 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: 51 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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