A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 15:32:42 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000c6b3. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c6b3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.3384 East, latitude 1.5693 North, depth = 133.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 15:32:42 / October 21, 2020 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.85 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 76 km WSW of Tobelo, Indonesia.
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