A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.95 km (84 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:47:19 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 127.1521 East, latitude 0.2973 North, depth = 135.95 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 14:47:19 / March 4, 2018 @ 2:47 pm. Unique identifier: us1000d3w8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3w8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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