A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tarakan in Indonesia on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:03:33 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 117.5844° East, 3.4712° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000492g. Id of event: us1000492g. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 19:03:33 / December 20, 2015 @ 7:03 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (57 miles) from Tawau (c. 306 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tarakan (c. 97 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sembakung (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tawau, Sembakung, Tarakan. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 19 km NNW of Tarakan, Indonesia.
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