A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.22 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:19:39 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.2597 East, latitude -0.2241 South, depth = 114.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/16 / 2016-08-13 08:19:39 / August 13, 2016 @ 8:19 am. Id of earthquake: us10006dja. Event ids that are associated: us10006dja.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo. Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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.
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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: 67 km S of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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