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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.0302S, 127.0468WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.77 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 04:50:11 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:50 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:50:11 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005id2. Id of event: us20005id2. Exact location, longitude 127.0468° East, latitude 2.0302° North, depth = 88.77 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 112 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.0468° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.0302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km WNW 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 2016-04-15 04:50:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 05:14:43 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 3.63 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 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 465 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 1.29 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005id2 Id of event.
Event Code 20005id2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005id2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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