A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Belanting in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 16:23:57 / August 19, 2018 @ 4:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 116.6962° East, -8.281° South. The temblor was detected at 00:23:57 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000girj. Id of event: us1000girj.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sumbawa Besar, Mataram, Praya. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km ENE of Belanting, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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