A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i6y. Id of event: us20008i6y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.09 km (50 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:40 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 03:43:40 / January 23, 2017 @ 3:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 127.7877° East, latitude 2.1869° North, depth = 81.09 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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