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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kota Ternate in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.8332S, 126.7963WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7963 East, latitude 0.8332 North, depth = 41.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.81 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100076yw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076yw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 15:44:36 / November 7, 2016 @ 3:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:44:36 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate.

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

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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 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: 63 km W of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7963° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km W 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 2016-11-07 15:44:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-28 14:47:39 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 284 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 0.573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us100076yw Id of event.
Event Code 100076yw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076yw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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