A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 03:52:46 / March 21, 2020 @ 3:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.63 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008deg. Event ids that are associated: us70008deg. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2443 East, latitude 1.6679 North, depth = 115.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:52:46 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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