A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2841 East, latitude 1.6757 North, depth = 124.05 km. The temblor was reported at 14:08:33 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 14:08:33 / August 5, 2020 @ 2:08 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9p7. Id of event: us6000b9p7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.05 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 80 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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