A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. Event id: us1000g9p4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g9p4. The temblor was detected at 00:01:41 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 15:01:41 / August 15, 2018 @ 3:01 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.77 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 131.5096° East, latitude -0.6893° South, depth = 33.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sorong (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km NE of Sorong, Indonesia.
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