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Light earthquake 4 mag, 121 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.3103S, 127.0816WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 121 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (75 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.24 km (39 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mgb. Unique identifier: us10006mgb. Exact location, longitude 127.0816° East, latitude 2.3103° North, depth = 62.24 km. 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: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 12:13:56 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:13 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:13:56 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 121 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.0816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3103° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km 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 2016-09-03 12:13:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 07:19:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 1.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10006mgb Id of event.
Event Code 10006mgb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mgb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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