A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Halmahera, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Halmahera, Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 03:17:13 / December 6, 2018 @ 3:17 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:17:13 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 142.13 km (88 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000i380. Event ids that are associated: us1000i380. Exact location of event, longitude 128.2709 East, latitude 2.465 North, depth = 142.13 km.
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 event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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