A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 14:00:41 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:00:41 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 127.5171° East, 2.2182° North, depth 74.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vaa. Id of event: us20008vaa. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.5 km (46 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 77 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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