A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.99 km (143 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:51:31 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d7qj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7qj. Exact location, longitude 128.5884° East, latitude 2.2437° North, depth = 229.99 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 11:51:31 / January 12, 2021 @ 11:51 am.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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