A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km WNW of Nabire, Indonesia (121 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:06:16 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crl5. Id of event: us7000crl5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 15:06:16 / December 16, 2020 @ 3:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 133.8695° East, -2.6927° South.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 195 km WNW of Nabire, Indonesia.
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