A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.7365° East, latitude 0.4486° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:32:48 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008e0z. Event ids that are associated: us10008e0z. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 05:32:48 / April 3, 2017 @ 5:32 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km WSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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