A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 250 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (155 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 138.3268° East, latitude -2.6531° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 09:22:10 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 00:22:10 / October 23, 2019 @ 12:22 am. Event id: us70005xh7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005xh7.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 250 km W of Abepura, Indonesia.
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