A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.33 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 14:09:11 / December 15, 2019 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rsm. Id of event: us60006rsm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 109.33 km, 127.2798° East, 1.7426° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:09:11 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 81 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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