A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 227 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (141 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70006w9z. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006w9z. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:47:06 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 09:47:06 / January 8, 2020 @ 9:47 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138.59 km (86 miles). Exact location, longitude 129.3989° East, latitude -7.1871° South, depth = 138.59 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 227 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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