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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Laikit in Laikit II (Dimembe) in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.2524S, 124.9372WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Laikit in Laikit II (Dimembe) in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 124.9372° East, latitude 2.2524° North, depth = 217.47 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 00:47:12 / February 14, 2017 @ 12:47 am. Unique identifier: us20008jlg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jlg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:47:12 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 217.47 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bitung, Manado, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (min 5000 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 84 km N of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9372° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.2524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 217.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km N of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-14 00:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-14 02:15:46 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 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 2.839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20008jlg Id of event.
Event Code 20008jlg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jlg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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