A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Tarakan in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 19:02:10 / December 20, 2015 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 117.6453 East, latitude 3.2908 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000492t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000492t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:02:10 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sembakung, Tarakan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 6 km (4 miles) from Tarakan (c. 97 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sembakung (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SE of Tarakan, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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