A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 254 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (158 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:44:39 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.08 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 129.7924° East, latitude -6.2264° South, depth = 213.08 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d99r. Unique identifier: us2000d99r. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 18:44:39 / February 28, 2018 @ 6:44 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 254 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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