A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 129 km W of Ternate, Indonesia (80 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.2265° East, latitude 0.8874° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 22:31:17 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 22:31:17 / March 12, 2021 @ 10:31 pm. Unique identifier: us7000diyr. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000diyr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 129 km W of Ternate, Indonesia.
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