A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 285 km NW of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (177 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 103.7996° East, -8.6435° South, depth 15.74 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.74 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000buia. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000buia. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 17:01:56 / December 15, 2017 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:01:56 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 285 km NW of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.
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