A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 132 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (82 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:40:47 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700071q2. Event ids that are associated: us700071q2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.84 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 34.84 km, 126.464° East, 1.5685° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 03:40:47 / January 4, 2020 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 132 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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