A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 127.2296 East, latitude 1.4197 North, depth = 150.71 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:33 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 08:38:33 / October 20, 2016 @ 8:38 am. Id of earthquake: us20007gn8. Event ids that are associated: us20007gn8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150.71 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo, Sofifi, Ternate. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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