A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 251 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (156 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 128.5426° East, 3.9405° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000axas. Id of event: us2000axas. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 23:15:29 / September 30, 2017 @ 11:15 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:15:29 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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