A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 247 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (153 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 127.0772° East, 3.7658° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:20:03 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004du0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004du0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 20:20:03 / January 12, 2016 @ 8:20 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 247 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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