A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70007syx. Event ids that are associated: us70007syx. Global time and date of event 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 09:47:20 / February 19, 2020 @ 9:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.25 km (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:47:20 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 117.25 km, 122.9961° East, -0.0756° South.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo.
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia.
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