A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Labuhankananga in Indonesia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.04 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 4.04 km, 117.8074° East, -8.1432° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:00:35 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 15:00:35 / August 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us20006u9t. Event ids that are associated: us20006u9t.
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 Sumbawa Besar. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km E of Labuhankananga, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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