A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 128.0548 East, latitude 2.7186 North, depth = 47.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g7a8. Id of event: us1000g7a8. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:23:15 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:23:15 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:23 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 110 km (68 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 109 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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