A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 km NNW of Namlea, Indonesia (26 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:03:44 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 15:03:44 / May 15, 2019 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70003ljx. Event ids that are associated: us70003ljx. Exact location of earthquake, 126.9287° East, -2.9152° South, depth 10 km.
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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km NNW of Namlea, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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