A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.05 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.6651 East, latitude -7.1813 South, depth = 147.05 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:09 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d3f6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3f6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 05:05:09 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:05 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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