A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 121 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (75 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 16:50:18 / May 18, 2020 @ 4:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.85 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.5869 East, latitude 1.5521 North, depth = 49.85 km. The temblor was reported at 00:50:18 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009jv1. Unique identifier: us70009jv1.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 121 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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