A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taniwel 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 reported at 16:54:56 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 128.5986° East, -2.6117° South. Global time and date of event 26/03/19 / 2019-03-26 07:54:56 / March 26, 2019 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000jlne. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jlne.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km NNE of Taniwel, Indonesia.
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