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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.9466S, 128.101WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 135 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia (84 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 156.13 km (97 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.101 East, latitude 2.9466 North, depth = 156.13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 22:28:02 / March 17, 2017 @ 10:28 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008sw7. Event ids that are associated: us20008sw7. The temblor was detected at 07:28:02 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.9466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 156.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 135km N 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 2017-03-17 22:28:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 22:46:45 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 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 340 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 2.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20008sw7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008sw7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sw7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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