A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 157.34 km, 128.0795° East, 2.1482° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:49 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008abi. Unique identifier: us60008abi. The epicenter was at a depth of 157.34 km (98 miles). 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: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 16:27:49 / March 5, 2020 @ 4:27 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 47 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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