A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.11 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d72n. Id of event: us1000d72n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 16:22:24 / March 21, 2018 @ 4:22 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.8706 East, latitude 1.5646 North, depth = 9.11 km. The temblor was reported at 01:22:24 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km SW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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