A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hila in Indonesia. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 11:59:41 / October 31, 2017 @ 11:59 am. Exact location, longitude 127.8087° East, latitude -3.7217° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:59:41 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkyi. Id of event: us2000bkyi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 34 km WSW of Hila, Indonesia.
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