A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:04:47 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 02:04:47 / December 23, 2015 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.2042 East, latitude 0.0835 North, depth = 140.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.89 km (88 miles). Unique identifier: us10004b6t. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b6t.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 32 km S of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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