A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 11:47:08 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003nhu. Unique identifier: us10003nhu. Exact location of event, longitude 128.3168 East, latitude 1.84 North, depth = 90.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.9 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 02:47:08 / October 14, 2015 @ 2:47 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 36 km ENE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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