A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tarakan in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 19:30:07 / December 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:30:07 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000492j. Id of event: us1000492j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 117.5794° East, 3.3774° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sembakung, Tarakan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 7 km (5 miles) from Tarakan (c. 97 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sembakung (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 10 km NW of Tarakan, Indonesia.
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