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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.5898S, 128.5686WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 128.5686 East, latitude 1.5898 North, depth = 71.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 07:07:57 / January 29, 2016 @ 7:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.01 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004vfx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vfx. The temblor was reported at 16:07:57 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km ESE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5686° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5898° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km ESE 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 2016-01-29 07:07:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 07:26:01 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 340 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 1.45 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20004vfx Id of event.
Event Code 20004vfx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vfx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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