A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Cempa in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 192.33 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.6948 East, latitude -8.209 South, depth = 192.33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 21:23:28 / September 16, 2015 @ 9:23 pm. Unique identifier: us10003isz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003isz. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:28 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Labuhanbajo (min 5000 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 37 km NNW of Cempa, Indonesia.
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