A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia (79 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.9 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 126.5166 East, latitude 1.5428 North, depth = 55.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 05:44:31 / October 17, 2020 @ 5:44 am. Unique identifier: us6000c8xd. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8xd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:44:31 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 127 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia.
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