A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Bowen in Australia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006emu. Unique identifier: us10006emu. Exact location of event, longitude 148.92 East, latitude -19.73 South, depth = 2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 05:30:34 / August 18, 2016 @ 5:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:30:34 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Red Hill, Bowen. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bowen (c. 11 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Red Hill (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Australia (c. 21 516 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km ENE of Bowen, Australia.
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