A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 14:58:10 / January 27, 2017 @ 2:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.34 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007vpj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vpj. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:58:10 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 70.34 km, 127.3261° East, 2.1093° North.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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