A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 02:35:32 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, 128.4644° East, 2.3415° North, depth 236.65 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 236.65 km (147 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:35:32 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004caa. Id of event: us10004caa.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 84 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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