A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 15:22:06 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.39 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 06:22:06 / February 18, 2020 @ 6:22 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007s8k. Id of event: us70007s8k. Exact location of event, depth 50.39 km, 127.8965° East, 2.0609° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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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: 38 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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