A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sambelia in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 116.6914° East, latitude -8.3295° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000gir7. Event ids that are associated: us1000gir7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 17:28:39 / August 19, 2018 @ 5:28 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:28:39 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sumbawa Besar, Mataram, Praya (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km N of Sambelia, Indonesia.
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