A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 127.3309 East, latitude 0.9493 North, depth = 163.6 km. The temblor was reported at 22:37:10 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 163.6 km (102 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 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 13:37:10 / January 30, 2020 @ 1:37 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kyq. Id of event: us70007kyq.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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