A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 238 km SSE of Ambon, Indonesia (148 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 310.43 km, 128.8618° East, -5.7391° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 14:54:44 / August 9, 2020 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 310.43 km (193 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000benn. Event ids that are associated: us6000benn. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:44 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 238 km SSE of Ambon, Indonesia.
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