A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085yg. Id of event: us600085yg. Exact location of event, longitude 126.9462 East, latitude 1.0949 North, depth = 46.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.62 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:50:30 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:50:30 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:50 pm.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). 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 Sofifi, Ternate.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 58 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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