A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 299 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia (186 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.31 km (80 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:22 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d1uy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1uy. Global time and date of event 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 04:13:22 / December 17, 2020 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.2077° East, latitude -6.5543° South, depth = 129.31 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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