A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 233 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (145 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 127.3027° East, latitude 3.7145° North, depth = 71.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 17:15:35 / May 16, 2017 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.55 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:15:35 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008udu. Event ids that are associated: us10008udu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 233 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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