A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia (57 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.94 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 139.8173 East, latitude -2.9257 South, depth = 47.94 km. The temblor was detected at 21:55:53 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 12:55:53 / September 20, 2017 @ 12:55 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000awnh. Event ids that are associated: us2000awnh.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia.
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