A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia (72 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 129.8993° East, -2.9738° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:39:25 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007q6d. Unique identifier: us70007q6d. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 19:39:25 / February 8, 2020 @ 7:39 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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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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: 116 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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