A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 137 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (85 miles). Unique identifier: us6000860z. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000860z. Exact location of event, longitude 126.8143 East, latitude 2.0469 North, depth = 59.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 10:54:06 / February 28, 2020 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.41 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:54:06 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 137 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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