A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (150 miles). Exact location, longitude 129.4436° East, latitude -6.8304° South, depth = 168.82 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.82 km (105 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:36:15 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad73. Id of event: us2000ad73. Global time and date of event 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 16:36:15 / August 26, 2017 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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