A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ciheras in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 107.863 East, latitude -8.1594 South, depth = 88.01 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 16:56:40 / March 18, 2017 @ 4:56 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:56:40 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.01 km (55 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008t0q. Event ids that are associated: us20008t0q.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawalu, Singaparna (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Kawalu (c. 50 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Singaparna (c. 48 900 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 48 km SSW of Ciheras, Indonesia.
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