A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 236 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (147 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 04:01:50 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:01:50 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d1a7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1a7. Exact location of earthquake, 131.0342° East, -3.5005° South, depth 34.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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