A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Piru in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 23:44:30 / May 23, 2018 @ 11:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.62 km (30 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.1218° East, latitude -2.8527° South, depth = 48.62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ec39. Unique identifier: us1000ec39. The temblor was reported at 08:44:30 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of Piru, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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