A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 253 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (157 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:17:12 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007uzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007uzn. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/17 / 2017-01-05 06:17:12 / January 5, 2017 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.6806 East, latitude 3.9147 North, depth = 39.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 253 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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