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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 3.1238S, 126.6513WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 215 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia (134 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k7i. Id of event: us20008k7i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 20:10:59 / February 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.9 km (35 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:10:59 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.6513° East, 3.1238° North, depth 55.9 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 215 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6513° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.1238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 215km NW 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 2017-02-02 20:10:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 17:25:41 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 2.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us20008k7i Id of event.
Event Code 20008k7i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k7i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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