A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.91 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:33:52 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 15:33:52 / March 21, 2018 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000d72a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d72a. Exact location of event, depth 36.91 km, 127.863° East, 1.4225° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate, Sofifi, Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 37 km SSW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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