A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km S of Manokwari, Indonesia (89 miles) on Saturday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:56:08 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 00:56:08 / May 16, 2020 @ 12:56 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009n9z. Id of event: us70009n9z. Exact location, longitude 134.0899° East, latitude -2.1772° South, depth = 18.33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.33 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km S of Manokwari, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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