A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 01:38:45 / March 8, 2017 @ 1:38 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100087lk. Event ids that are associated: us100087lk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.6049 East, latitude 2.2976 North, depth = 65.72 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.72 km (41 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:38:45 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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