A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 121 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (75 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 20:53:49 / March 17, 2017 @ 8:53 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.18 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:53:49 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008svh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008svh. Exact location of event, longitude 126.5649 East, latitude 1.5335 North, depth = 46.18 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and four 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: 121 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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