A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 154 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia (96 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/17 / 2017-10-04 18:33:10 / October 4, 2017 @ 6:33 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqn0. Unique identifier: us1000aqn0. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:33:10 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.8839° East, latitude 2.5416° North, depth = 64.39 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.39 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 154 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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