A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 131.9816 East, latitude -0.5397 South, depth = 38.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 19:57:33 / August 14, 2017 @ 7:57 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a85s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a85s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.72 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:57:33 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sorong (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 89 km ENE of Sorong, Indonesia.
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