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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 244 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.7665S, 127.1526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 244 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (152 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.1526 East, latitude 3.7665 North, depth = 56.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.02 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004x48. Event ids that are associated: us20004x48. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 13:05:23 / February 1, 2016 @ 1:05 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:05:23 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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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: 244 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1526° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.7665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 244km NNW 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 2016-02-01 13:05:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 15:59:54 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 271 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 2.982 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us20004x48 Id of event.
Event Code 20004x48 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x48, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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