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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Tilamuta in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.0477S, 122.5473WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Tilamuta in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 255.04 km, 122.5473° East, 0.0477° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:39:00 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 255.04 km (158 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 15:39:00 / January 3, 2016 @ 3:39 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dz9. Id of event: us10004dz9.

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 57 km SSE of Tilamuta, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.5473° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.0477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 255.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSE of Tilamuta, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-03 15:39:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 21:15:41 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 284 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 1.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10004dz9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004dz9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dz9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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