A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 236 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (147 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 19:09:03 / January 26, 2017 @ 7:09 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:09:03 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008iqm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iqm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.6071 East, latitude 3.7805 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 236 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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