A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 275 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia (171 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 15:29:38 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 15:29:38 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:29 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 124.29 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.3301° East, latitude -6.2063° South, depth = 124.29 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5sv. Id of event: us6000d5sv.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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