A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 61 km WSW of Merauke, Indonesia (38 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 139.8315 East, latitude -8.711 South, depth = 16.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.8 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dvub. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dvub. The temblor was reported at 08:44:36 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 23:44:36 / April 6, 2018 @ 11:44 pm.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 61 km WSW of Merauke, Indonesia.
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