A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.5339 East, latitude -3.8199 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 06:35:37 / October 5, 2019 @ 6:35 am. The temblor was picked up at 15:35:37 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70005u3t. Event ids that are associated: us70005u3t.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amahai, Ambon. Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SSW of Saparua, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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