A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 272 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (169 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 04:02:57 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.72 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 129.8676° East, latitude -5.9565° South, depth = 179.72 km. Event id: us70006tse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006tse. The temblor was reported at 13:02:57 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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