A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Molucca Sea (0 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:42:51 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.52 km, 126.0402° East, 2.2955° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 17:42:51 / December 17, 2020 @ 5:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.52 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1vf. Id of event: us6000d1vf.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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