A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 178 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 17:38:28 / January 23, 2018 @ 5:38 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.09 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:38:28 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.09 km, 130.5236° East, -3.3332° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cn6q. Event ids that are associated: us2000cn6q.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 178 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.
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