A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 08:53:55 / March 23, 2017 @ 8:53 am. The temblor was reported at 17:53:55 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.24 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66.24 km, 128.4795° East, 1.4406° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008da9. Unique identifier: us10008da9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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