A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 00:55:31 / February 26, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ssl. Unique identifier: us10004ssl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.94 km (41 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:55:31 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.8848° East, latitude 1.32° North, depth = 65.94 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 79 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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