A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.37 km (100 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:36:14 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d5gw. Id of event: us1000d5gw. Exact location of event, longitude 123.117 East, latitude 0.0674 North, depth = 161.37 km. Global time and date of event 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 00:36:14 / March 17, 2018 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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