A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (78 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.51 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.55 East, latitude 1.5604 North, depth = 55.51 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:50:21 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ix9i. Event ids that are associated: us2000ix9i. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/18 / 2018-12-24 21:50:21 / December 24, 2018 @ 9:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 125 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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