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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Pimpi in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.5048S, 123.6023WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Pimpi in Indonesia on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 236.44 km (147 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 123.6023° East, 0.5048° North, depth 236.44 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 15:34:34 / January 30, 2017 @ 3:34 pm. Unique identifier: us20008jn5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jn5. The temblor was detected at 23:34:34 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 42 km S of Pimpi, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6023° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5048° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 236.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km S of Pimpi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-30 15:34:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-21 21:44:05 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 1.746 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 116 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 us20008jn5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008jn5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jn5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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