A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avzh. Id of event: us2000avzh. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 17:08:05 / September 28, 2017 @ 5:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.53 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 127.5691 East, latitude 2.1483 North, depth = 97.53 km. The temblor was detected at 02:08:05 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 seventy-two 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 67 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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