A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Pelau in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 128.523° East, -3.6426° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70005q5z. Event ids that are associated: us70005q5z. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/19 / 2019-10-03 08:41:19 / October 3, 2019 @ 8:41 am. The temblor was reported at 17:41:19 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai, Ambon. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 14 km SSE of Pelau, Indonesia.
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