A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (81 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 228.66 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.5953 East, latitude 2.7624 North, depth = 228.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wyf. Id of event: us10008wyf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 21:16:57 / May 31, 2017 @ 9:16 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:16:57 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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