A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 240 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (149 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 127.0738° East, latitude 3.6862° North, depth = 59.65 km. The temblor was reported at 20:27:28 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dru. Id of event: us10004dru. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 12:27:28 / January 12, 2016 @ 12:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.65 km (37 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 240 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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