A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:57:32 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 127.359° East, 1.7778° North, depth 129.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.14 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/17 / 2017-10-16 16:57:32 / October 16, 2017 @ 4:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000awat. Event ids that are associated: us1000awat.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 72 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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