A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 01:14:16 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000buyq. Id of event: us2000buyq. Exact location of event, depth 41.77 km, 128.2337° East, 2.3622° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.77 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 16:14:16 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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