A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 144 km SSE of Biak, Indonesia (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 20:10:31 / August 28, 2020 @ 8:10 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000bek7. Event ids that are associated: us7000bek7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.31 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 136.6877 East, latitude -2.3363 South, depth = 32.31 km. The temblor was detected at 20:10:31 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km SSE of Biak, Indonesia.
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