A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 146.22 km, 127.1836° East, 1.3326° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.22 km (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:15:39 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ini. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ini. Global time and date of event 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 06:15:39 / January 25, 2017 @ 6:15 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km NNW of Ternate, Indonesia.
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