A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 162 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:22:45 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 07:22:45 / February 19, 2018 @ 7:22 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.65 km (20 miles). Event id: us2000d4lw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d4lw. Exact location, longitude 129.1528° East, latitude 2.6371° North, depth = 31.65 km.
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 162 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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