A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Friday. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 02:38:26 / May 15, 2020 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.89 km (84 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.1081 East, latitude 1.4472 North, depth = 135.89 km. Id of earthquake: us70009get. Event ids that are associated: us70009get. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:38:26 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 78 km NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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