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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Kota Ternate in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.8696S, 126.5207WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (94 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:21:44 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 50.51 km, 126.5207° East, 1.8696° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.51 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mhk. Id of event: us10003mhk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 23:21:44 / September 27, 2015 @ 11:21 pm.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 152 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5207° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.8696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-27 23:21:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 23:13:29 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 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 312 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 1.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us10003mhk Id of event.
Event Code 10003mhk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mhk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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