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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.514S, 126.4436WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 130 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (81 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 16:13:03 / February 4, 2016 @ 4:13 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4436 East, latitude 1.514 North, depth = 9.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004x3g. Event ids that are associated: us20004x3g. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:03 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.09 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 130 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.514° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 130km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-04 16:13:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 16:29:02 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 432 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 1.181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 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 us20004x3g Id of event.
Event Code 20004x3g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x3g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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