A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Majene in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:29:41 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f97. Id of event: us10004f97. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.132 East, latitude -3.8558 South, depth = 27.24 km. Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 23:29:41 / January 17, 2016 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.24 km (17 miles).
Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Parepare (c. 140 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Parepare, Polewali, Majene. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km SSE of Majene, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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