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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.2976S, 128.6049WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 01:38:45 / March 8, 2017 @ 1:38 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100087lk. Event ids that are associated: us100087lk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.6049 East, latitude 2.2976 North, depth = 65.72 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.72 km (41 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:38:45 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 91 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.6049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.2976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km NE 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 2017-03-08 01:38:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-08 01:59:15 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 4.16 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 482 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 1.956 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us100087lk Id of event.
Event Code 100087lk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087lk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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