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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 192 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.3004S, 127.2654WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 192 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (119 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.01 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20004fsc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004fsc. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:12:01 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 12:12:01 / December 5, 2015 @ 12:12 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2654 East, latitude 3.3004 North, depth = 68.01 km.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 192 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2654° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.3004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 192km NNW 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 2015-12-05 12:12:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-20 09:11:54 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 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 259 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 6.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20004fsc Id of event.
Event Code 20004fsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004fsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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