A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 03:41:08 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.0364 East, latitude 1.3227 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:41:08 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk5z. Id of event: us6000dk5z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 NNW of Ternate, Indonesia.
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