A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.77 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 04:50:11 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:50 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:50:11 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005id2. Id of event: us20005id2. Exact location, longitude 127.0468° East, latitude 2.0302° North, depth = 88.77 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 112 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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