Strong 6.0 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

34km N of Tarakan, Indonesia

A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Tarakan in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 117.6468 East, latitude 3.6137 North, depth = 22.99 km. Unique identifier: us100048hc. Ids that are associated to the event: us100048hc. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tarakan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.99 km (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:47:37 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 18:47:37 / December 20, 2015 @ 6:47 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Tawau (c. 306 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tarakan (c. 97 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Sembakung (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tawau, Sembakung, Tarakan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km N of Tarakan, Indonesia.

 

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2015/12/20/strong-earthquake-6-mag-34-km-n-of-tarakan-indonesia/

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