A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (81 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 238.02 km, 128.616° East, 2.7464° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003r78. Event ids that are associated: us60003r78. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:36:58 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 238.02 km (148 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 14:36:58 / May 15, 2019 @ 2:36 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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