A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 15:33:14 / March 21, 2018 @ 3:33 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:33:14 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.8 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.7878 East, latitude 2.2022 North, depth = 33.8 km. Id of earthquake: us1000d71x. Event ids that are associated: us1000d71x.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 57 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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