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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.1869S, 127.7877WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i6y. Id of event: us20008i6y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.09 km (50 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:40 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 03:43:40 / January 23, 2017 @ 3:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 127.7877° East, latitude 2.1869° North, depth = 81.09 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 56 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.7877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.1869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km NNW 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 2017-01-23 03:43:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 06:08:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 259 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 1.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us20008i6y Id of event.
Event Code 20008i6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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