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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.8625S, 129.0768WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 152 km SE of Tobelo, Indonesia (94 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 17:26:02 / February 17, 2016 @ 5:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050wc. Id of event: us200050wc. Exact location, longitude 129.0768° East, latitude 0.8625° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:26:02 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 152 km SE of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.0768° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km SE 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 2016-02-17 17:26:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 17:52:25 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 5.58 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 518 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 1.712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us200050wc Id of event.
Event Code 200050wc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050wc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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