A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pimpi in Indonesia. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:32:26 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 17:32:26 / March 21, 2017 @ 5:32 pm. Exact location, longitude 123.7061° East, latitude 0.7486° North, depth = 266.71 km. Event id: us20008tk0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tk0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 266.71 km (166 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km SE of Pimpi, Indonesia.
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