5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tobelo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.748S, 127.4036W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 121.28 km, 127.4036° East, 1.748° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/19 / 2019-04-02 12:28:32 / April 2, 2019 @ 12:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k94e. Unique identifier: us2000k94e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.28 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:28:32 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

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

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