A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia (75 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 139.5218° East, -2.848° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:41:04 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007lgi. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007lgi. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 21:41:04 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:41 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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