A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 239 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (149 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.9838 East, latitude 3.6377 North, depth = 72.26 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:50:15 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.26 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 04:50:15 / January 29, 2017 @ 4:50 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008izk. Unique identifier: us20008izk.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 239 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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