A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 22:04:06 / January 19, 2016 @ 10:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 157.12 km, 127.378° East, 1.4403° North. Event id: us10004fqa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fqa. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:04:06 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.12 km (98 miles).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Tobelo, Ternate.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km N of Ternate, Indonesia.
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