A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 133 km W of Gorontalo, Indonesia (83 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.55 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:18:58 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 05:18:58 / January 2, 2021 @ 5:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7s7. Id of event: us6000d7s7. Exact location of earthquake, 121.869° East, 0.428° North, depth 122.55 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 133 km W of Gorontalo, Indonesia.
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