A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 253 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (157 miles). Event id: us2000a8my. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8my. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 171.25 km (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:42:50 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.1772° East, latitude -7.1043° South, depth = 171.25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 02:42:50 / August 16, 2017 @ 2:42 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 253 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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