A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Gorontalo in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.73 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 134.73 km, 123.4817° East, 0.001° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 04:19:57 / January 27, 2021 @ 4:19 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3kp. Unique identifier: us7000d3kp. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:19:57 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 75 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia.
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