A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. 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: us1000e1v7. Id of event: us1000e1v7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.56 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 127.3558° East, 1.8637° North, depth 48.56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/18 / 2018-05-03 04:54:54 / May 3, 2018 @ 4:54 am. The temblor was detected at 12:54:54 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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