A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 201 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 13:00:19 / October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.41 km (26 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.5852° East, latitude 2.8502° North, depth = 42.41 km. Unique identifier: us10003phr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003phr. The temblor was detected at 21:00:19 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 201 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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