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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Tondano in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.2529S, 125.0444WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tondano in Indonesia on Friday. Unique identifier: us10003js9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003js9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.0444 East, latitude 1.2529 North, depth = 114.81 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 15:51:54 / October 2, 2015 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.81 km (71 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:51:54 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manado, Bitung, Tomohon (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km ESE of Tondano, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.0444° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.2529° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE of Tondano, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-02 15:51:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 16:05:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.89 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003js9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003js9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003js9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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