A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/19 / 2019-02-11 17:44:59 / February 11, 2019 @ 5:44 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:44:59 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jnj1. Id of event: us2000jnj1. Exact location, longitude 128.3125° East, latitude 1.8745° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km ENE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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