A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/18 / 2018-02-13 05:35:00 / February 13, 2018 @ 5:35 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.64 km (77 miles). Exact location of event, depth 123.64 km, 127.2472° East, 1.6856° North. The temblor was reported at 13:35:00 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000d1bc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d1bc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 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: 84 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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