A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 156 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia (97 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 22:20:10 / February 21, 2017 @ 10:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 214.36 km (133 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:20:10 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.9151 East, latitude 2.8119 North, depth = 214.36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000861h. Unique identifier: us1000861h.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. 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: 156 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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