A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sawirara in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 119.4104° East, latitude -9.0992° South, depth = 70.06 km. The temblor was detected at 20:42:51 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.06 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006usv. Id of event: us20006usv. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 12:42:51 / August 28, 2016 @ 12:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km NNW of Sawirara, Indonesia.
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