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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.2735S, 128.5732WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.78 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 12:44:16 / October 18, 2015 @ 12:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 128.5732° East, latitude 2.2735° North, depth = 49.78 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qy8. Unique identifier: us10003qy8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:44:16 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.2735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-18 12:44:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 08:40:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 246 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 1.918 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10003qy8 Id of event.
Event Code 10003qy8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qy8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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