A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. The epicenter was at a depth of 98.37 km (61 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us200040by. Unique identifier: us200040by. Exact location of earthquake, 123.0249° East, -0.181° South, depth 98.37 km. The temblor was detected at 06:02:45 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 22:02:45 / October 28, 2015 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luwuk, Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Luwuk (c. 47 800 pop). Close 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 65 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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