A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:59:24 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 09:59:24 / August 8, 2020 @ 9:59 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126.08 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bb23. Unique identifier: us6000bb23. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.0621 East, latitude 1.3149 North, depth = 126.08 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Sofifi, Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km S of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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