A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 120 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia (75 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7685 East, latitude 1.6918 North, depth = 48.46 km. 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 48.46 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:43:56 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 09:43:56 / September 8, 2020 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000blvh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blvh.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 120 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia.
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