A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 189 km NE of Laiwui, Indonesia (117 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.73 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:33 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 129.0446° East, -0.3458° South, depth 24.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 15:40:33 / January 16, 2018 @ 3:40 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000cqxs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqxs.
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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 189 km NE of Laiwui, Indonesia.
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