A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Belanting in Indonesia on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 116.8216° East, -8.1771° South. The temblor was picked up at 22:50:22 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 14:50:22 / August 22, 2018 @ 2:50 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gfdn. Unique identifier: us1000gfdn.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mataram, Praya, Sumbawa Besar.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 25 km ENE of Belanting, Indonesia.
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