A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Tual in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 133.6777 East, latitude -5.6403 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:28:51 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 09:28:51 / January 31, 2021 @ 9:28 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000dddp. Event ids that are associated: us6000dddp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tual (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Tual (c. 39 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 102 km E of Tual, Indonesia.
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