A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (82 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:49:46 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 08:49:46 / December 23, 2019 @ 8:49 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x39. Id of event: us70006x39. Exact location, longitude 126.4329° East, latitude 1.5231° North, depth = 35 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 132 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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