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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.9024S, 126.8795WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.93 km (19 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000887n. Id of event: us1000887n. Global time and date of event 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 02:30:39 / March 3, 2017 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 30.93 km, 126.8795° East, 0.9024° North. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:30:39 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate.

Every 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8795° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9024° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-03 02:30:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 00:49:49 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 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 0.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us1000887n Id of event.
Event Code 1000887n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000887n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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