A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.9 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 128.1437° East, 2.4069° North, depth 26.9 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:43 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 18:36:43 / November 18, 2017 @ 6:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000br3s. Unique identifier: us2000br3s.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 76 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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