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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Tilamuta in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.6071S, 122.3206WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tilamuta in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 18:11:36 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004c4y. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004c4y. 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: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 10:11:36 / January 6, 2016 @ 10:11 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.34 km (54 miles). Exact location, longitude 122.3206° East, latitude 0.6071° North, depth = 87.34 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 9 km NNW of Tilamuta, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.3206° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.6071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW 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 2016-01-06 10:11:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 11:52:05 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 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 1.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10004c4y Id of event.
Event Code 10004c4y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004c4y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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