A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Gorontalo in Indonesia on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b97f. Id of event: us6000b97f. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.6477 East, latitude 0.5715 North, depth = 243.41 km. Global time and date of event 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 00:28:30 / July 29, 2020 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 243.41 km (151 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:28:30 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 65 km E of Gorontalo, Indonesia.
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