A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20006vex. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006vex. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:26:15 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 123.4345 East, latitude -0.0796 South, depth = 136.82 km. Global time and date of event 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 21:26:15 / August 26, 2016 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.82 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 56 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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