A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 288 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia (179 miles). 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: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 03:46:20 / August 23, 2020 @ 3:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.08 km (98 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 130.2127 East, latitude -6.23 South, depth = 157.08 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjak. Unique identifier: us6000bjak. The temblor was picked up at 03:46:20 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 288 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia.
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