A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Cempa in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.11 km (118 miles). Exact location of event, depth 189.11 km, 119.7472° East, -8.327° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 22:50:14 / April 21, 2017 @ 10:50 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:50:14 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jp1. Id of event: us10008jp1.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ruteng, Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km NW of Cempa, Indonesia.
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