A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Isimu in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 21:06:06 / August 19, 2016 @ 9:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.61 km (47 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:06:06 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006ghb. Event ids that are associated: us10006ghb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 75.61 km, 122.8385° East, 0.8664° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 24 km N of Isimu, Indonesia.
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