A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 261 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (162 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:22:43 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gy7. Id of event: us70008gy7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 16:22:43 / March 17, 2020 @ 4:22 pm. Exact location of event, depth 177.48 km, 129.1327° East, -7.0405° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 177.48 km (110 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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