A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.34 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:09:28 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008m5w. Unique identifier: us20008m5w. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 18:09:28 / February 16, 2017 @ 6:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 83.34 km, 128.2821° East, 2.3655° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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