A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 224 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia (139 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 07:09:26 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 126.5539° East, 3.1389° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 23:09:26 / December 31, 2018 @ 11:09 pm. Unique identifier: us2000izji. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000izji. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 224 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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