A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 16:07:02 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000br1i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000br1i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:07:02 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 128.1436 East, latitude 2.3816 North, depth = 20.3 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 73 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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