A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 215 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (134 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 128.668° East, latitude 3.5635° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j4gk. Id of event: us2000j4gk. Global time and date of event 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 10:53:15 / January 16, 2019 @ 10:53 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:53:15 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 215 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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