A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 13:40:20 / April 19, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 83.39 km (52 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008iyz. Id of event: us10008iyz. Exact location, longitude 128.2569° East, latitude 1.5086° North, depth = 83.39 km. The temblor was detected at 22:40:20 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 36 km SE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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