A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 15:53:10 / December 25, 2016 @ 3:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007mp5. Event ids that are associated: us10007mp5. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:10 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 130.39 km, 127.2847° East, 1.6385° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.39 km (81 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 81 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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