A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:30:11 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 19:30:11 / May 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.99 km (68 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 127.3888° East, 1.7668° North, depth 109.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009bal. Id of event: us70009bal.
Nearby 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 Tobelo. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Every 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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