A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bilungala in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000atq3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000atq3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 13:40:55 / October 18, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 122.9179° East, -0.1922° South, depth 87.15 km. The temblor was reported at 21:40:55 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 87.15 km (54 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Luwuk (c. 47 800 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luwuk, Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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