A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Monday. The temblor was reported at 02:24:20 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 18:24:20 / April 17, 2016 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.88 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005j96. Unique identifier: us20005j96. Exact location of event, depth 134.88 km, 123.3864° East, -0.0226° South.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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