A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 46.35 km, 131.0104° East, -0.9374° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 20:10:50 / January 5, 2021 @ 8:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:10:50 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.35 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d09s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d09s.
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sorong (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km WSW of Sorong, Indonesia.
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