A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Katabu in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.0994 East, latitude -4.6416 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 21:32:14 / August 17, 2020 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000bigj. Event ids that are associated: us6000bigj. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:14 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katabu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Katabu (c. 42 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km ENE of Katabu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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