A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia (111 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 131.206 East, latitude -6.0933 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 03:08:00 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 03:08:00 / July 16, 2020 @ 3:08 am. 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: us6000b2py. Id of event: us6000b2py.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 178 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia.
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