A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 243 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia (151 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:57:00 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.5072 East, latitude -5.5989 South, depth = 26.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.59 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 16:57:00 / February 24, 2020 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008680. Id of event: us60008680.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 243 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia.
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