A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 129 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 05:23:50 / March 17, 2018 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.2211° East, latitude 2.8784° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:23:50 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5k2. Unique identifier: us1000d5k2.
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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