A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 02:32:34 / January 27, 2020 @ 2:32 am. Id of earthquake: us70007k1c. Event ids that are associated: us70007k1c. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:32:34 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.5459 East, latitude 0.8538 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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