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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 97 km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.0768S, 125.9757WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 125.9757 East, latitude 1.0768 North, depth = 101.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.28 km (63 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vny. Id of event: us10007vny. The temblor was detected at 19:29:18 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 11:29:18 / January 27, 2017 @ 11:29 am.

Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bitung (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 97 km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9757° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.0768° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-27 11:29:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-27 13:00:00 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 326 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 1.423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us10007vny Id of event.
Event Code 10007vny An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vny, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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