A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.66 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:24:19 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007zhh. Unique identifier: us20007zhh. Global time and date of event 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 23:24:19 / December 2, 2016 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 127.9779° East, latitude 2.0855° North, depth = 167.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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