A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Taniwel in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.34 km (28 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:56:02 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d29i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d29i. Global time and date of event 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 15:56:02 / March 9, 2018 @ 3:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.9024 East, latitude -2.7252 South, depth = 44.34 km.
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 49 km ENE of Taniwel, Indonesia.
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