A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Molibagu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:07:14 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 246.42 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 20:07:14 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 123.6788° East, 0.4803° North, depth 246.42 km. Id of earthquake: us10008gmu. Event ids that are associated: us10008gmu.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km WNW of Molibagu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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