A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Taniwel in Indonesia. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 02:48:42 / March 14, 2020 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:48:42 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.9282 East, latitude -2.7562 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hpk. Id of event: us60008hpk.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 51 km ENE of Taniwel, Indonesia.
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