A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Tilamuta in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 255.04 km, 122.5473° East, 0.0477° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:39:00 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 255.04 km (158 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 15:39:00 / January 3, 2016 @ 3:39 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dz9. Id of event: us10004dz9.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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