A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.4188 East, latitude 0.0471 North, depth = 142.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.21 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008vk1. Event ids that are associated: us20008vk1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 08:20:12 / March 29, 2017 @ 8:20 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:20:12 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Bilungala in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 43 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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