A earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Kampungbajo in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 538.68 km (335 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbi4. Id of event: us1000gbi4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:02 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 119.819 East, latitude -7.4139 South, depth = 538.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 15:35:02 / August 17, 2018 @ 3:35 pm.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km (75 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 109 km NNW of Kampungbajo, Indonesia.
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