A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia (0 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 16:26:06 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 173.29 km (108 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 129.2962 East, latitude -7.0609 South, depth = 173.29 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 16:26:06 / December 17, 2020 @ 4:26 pm. Event id: us6000d1ve. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1ve. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.
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