A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 155 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (96 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 21:33:27 / January 18, 2020 @ 9:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:33:27 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007k5u. Event ids that are associated: us60007k5u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.1956 East, latitude -2.8337 South, depth = 35 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 155 km W of Abepura, Indonesia.
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