A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ngeru in Indonesia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 14:33:52 / March 21, 2017 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 117.5366° East, -8.3231° South, depth 31.35 km. The temblor was detected at 22:33:52 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.35 km (19 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vc1. Id of event: us20008vc1.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sumbawa Besar (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km N of Ngeru, Indonesia.
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