A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 230 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (143 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.9868 East, latitude 3.5389 North, depth = 48.12 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.12 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 13:57:21 / March 6, 2019 @ 1:57 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jb7q. Id of event: us1000jb7q. The temblor was detected at 21:57:21 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 230 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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