A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Tual in Indonesia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:58:20 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d6rj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6rj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 12:58:20 / March 20, 2018 @ 12:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.7696 East, latitude -5.0651 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tual (c. 39 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tual (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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