A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 08:29:04 / August 31, 2018 @ 8:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.4048° East, latitude 0.0401° North, depth = 140.9 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:29:04 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5x3. Id of event: us2000h5x3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.9 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 43 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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