A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 235 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (146 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 10:36:18 / October 23, 2019 @ 10:36 am. 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). Exact location, longitude 138.4661° East, latitude -2.6842° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005xlt. Id of event: us70005xlt. The temblor was detected at 19:36:18 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter).
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 eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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