A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pimpi in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:17 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 123.6202 East, latitude 0.5272 North, depth = 241.13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 241.13 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 17:06:17 / July 17, 2017 @ 5:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009wzu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wzu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 40 km S of Pimpi, Indonesia.
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