A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 116.49 km, 127.3737° East, 1.6913° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 03:12:49 / October 20, 2020 @ 3:12 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:49 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116.49 km (72 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c9ti. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9ti.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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. 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 W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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