A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tanjungagung in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 08:06:21 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 01:06:21 / August 20, 2017 @ 1:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.62 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 103.7181 East, latitude -4.1372 South, depth = 40.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9u0. Id of event: us2000a9u0.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Prabumulih, Pageralam, Baturaja (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Baturaja (c. 134 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Prabumulih (c. 103 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pageralam (c. 70 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Lahat (c. 65 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tanjungagung (c. 53 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 24 km SSW of Tanjungagung, Indonesia.
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