A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.06 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 126.9479° East, 1.2155° North, depth 49.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:07:38 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 19:07:38 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005j9e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j9e.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 66 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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