A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.53 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.2557 East, latitude 1.282 North, depth = 55.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gfc. Id of event: us20005gfc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 10:55:53 / April 3, 2016 @ 10:55 am. The temblor was detected at 19:55:53 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NNW of Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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