A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Halmahera, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Halmahera, Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000h88j. Event ids that are associated: us2000h88j. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:52 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.282 East, latitude 2.1554 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 14:12:52 / August 26, 2018 @ 2:12 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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