A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:50:15 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008kxm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kxm. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 20:50:15 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 222.99 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 128.0736 East, latitude 2.1061 North, depth = 222.99 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 42 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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