A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 128.5686 East, latitude 1.5898 North, depth = 71.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 07:07:57 / January 29, 2016 @ 7:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.01 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004vfx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vfx. The temblor was reported at 16:07:57 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 64 km ESE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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