A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km S of Molibagu, Indonesia (53 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.87 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 15:53:49 / March 17, 2018 @ 3:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d827. Id of event: us1000d827. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 113.87 km, 124.0153° East, -0.3824° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:49 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km S of Molibagu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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