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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Halmahera, Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.4423S, 128.112WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported Halmahera, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Halmahera, Indonesia on Monday. Exact location, longitude 128.112° East, latitude 2.4423° North, depth = 157.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005aik. Unique identifier: us20005aik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:53:44 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.5 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/16 / 2016-03-14 13:53:44 / March 14, 2016 @ 1:53 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. Close 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: Halmahera, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.112° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.4423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Halmahera, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-14 13:53:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-11 13:50:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 1.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us20005aik Id of event.
Event Code 20005aik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005aik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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