A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 127.3744° East, latitude 1.8372° North, depth = 96.49 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 11:03:49 / October 17, 2015 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pc4. Unique identifier: us10003pc4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:03:49 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.49 km (60 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (44 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 71 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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