A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 10:16:12 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 02:16:12 / May 12, 2020 @ 2:16 am. 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 82.98 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 126.906° East, 1.2182° North, depth 82.98 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009kud. Unique identifier: us70009kud.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 70 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.
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