A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia. The epicenter was at a depth of 214.78 km (133 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:06:34 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 06:06:34 / December 30, 2016 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 123.8224 East, latitude 0.4298 North, depth = 214.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007npe. Id of event: us10007npe.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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