A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 109 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (68 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.5877 East, latitude 1.3899 North, depth = 52.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.51 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 02:34:15 / February 28, 2017 @ 2:34 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:34:15 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008muq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008muq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 109 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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