A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Gorontalo in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 17:06:06 / October 21, 2020 @ 5:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 313.9 km (195 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:06:06 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.9162° East, latitude 0.8661° North, depth = 313.9 km. Event id: us6000cat8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cat8.
Close 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. The epicenter was 39 km (25 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 39 km NNW of Gorontalo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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