A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.69 km (84 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 127.429° East, 1.6405° North, depth 134.69 km. The temblor was reported at 08:26:02 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 23:26:02 / February 10, 2017 @ 11:26 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008j34. Event ids that are associated: us20008j34. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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