A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.88 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/15 / 2015-09-01 21:03:29 / September 1, 2015 @ 9:03 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 128.247° East, 1.3659° North, depth 99.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:03:29 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003jcy. Unique identifier: us20003jcy.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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