A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported Halmahera, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Halmahera, Indonesia on Monday. Exact location, longitude 128.112° East, latitude 2.4423° North, depth = 157.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005aik. Unique identifier: us20005aik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:53:44 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.5 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/16 / 2016-03-14 13:53:44 / March 14, 2016 @ 1:53 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Close 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: Halmahera, Indonesia.
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