A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Luwuk in Indonesia on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 23:52:38 / January 8, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. Exact location, longitude 122.289° East, latitude -0.6649° South, depth = 272.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:38 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 272.78 km (169 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004egj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004egj.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Luwuk (c. 47 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luwuk. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km WNW of Luwuk, Indonesia.
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