A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.6 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 123.2267° East, 0.1215° North, depth 159.6 km. Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 14:04:53 / March 21, 2017 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008vby. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008vby. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:53 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km S of Bilungala, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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