A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:25:31 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:25 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:25:31 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000adg7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adg7. Exact location, longitude 129.4006° East, latitude -2.8128° South, depth = 35 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amahai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km NE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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