A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 13:12:34 / November 19, 2017 @ 1:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.1852 East, latitude 2.2801 North, depth = 44.94 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:12:34 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.94 km (28 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000brfh. Unique identifier: us2000brfh.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-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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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. 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: 64 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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