A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sambelia in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 116.8335° East, -8.2243° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000h61b. Event ids that are associated: us2000h61b. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 16:05:36 / August 22, 2018 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:05:36 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mataram, Praya, Sumbawa Besar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NE of Sambelia, Indonesia.
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