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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Bilungala in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.0471S, 123.4188WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.4188 East, latitude 0.0471 North, depth = 142.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.21 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008vk1. Event ids that are associated: us20008vk1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 08:20:12 / March 29, 2017 @ 8:20 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:20:12 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Bilungala in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).

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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 43 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4188° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.0471° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 08:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 08:37:18 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 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 385 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 1.26 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us20008vk1 Id of event.
Event Code 20008vk1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vk1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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