A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.21 km (64 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 08:25:58 / January 23, 2020 @ 8:25 am. Id of earthquake: us60007nhw. Event ids that are associated: us60007nhw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 123.0684° East, -0.0424° South, depth 102.21 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:25:58 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 49 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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