A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 245 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (152 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 08:15:35 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.92 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 00:15:35 / January 4, 2018 @ 12:15 am. Id of earthquake: us2000cks5. Event ids that are associated: us2000cks5. Exact location, longitude 126.8713° East, latitude 3.6352° North, depth = 34.92 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 245 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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