Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

78km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004vtx. Event ids that are associated: us10004vtx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.51 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.3288 East, latitude 2.3606 North, depth = 139.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:43:41 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 11:43:41 / March 7, 2016 @ 11:43 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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