A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 18:38:23 / August 19, 2017 @ 6:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.3396 East, latitude 1.7018 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:38:23 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a9rx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9rx.
The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 74 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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