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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Kota Ternate in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.2155S, 126.9479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.06 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 126.9479° East, 1.2155° North, depth 49.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:07:38 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 19:07:38 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005j9e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j9e.

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.2155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2016-04-17 19:07:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 19:25:28 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 298 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 0.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us20005j9e Id of event.
Event Code 20005j9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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