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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.2182S, 127.5171WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 14:00:41 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:00:41 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 127.5171° East, 2.2182° North, depth 74.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vaa. Id of event: us20008vaa. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.5 km (46 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.5171° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.2182° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 2017-03-20 14:00:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 15:52:03 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 298 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 1.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20008vaa Id of event.
Event Code 20008vaa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vaa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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