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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 35 km WNW of Molibagu, Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.4803S, 123.6788WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Molibagu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:07:14 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 246.42 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 20:07:14 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 123.6788° East, 0.4803° North, depth 246.42 km. Id of earthquake: us10008gmu. Event ids that are associated: us10008gmu.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km WNW of Molibagu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 246.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WNW of Molibagu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-05 20:07:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-01 21:52:37 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 312 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 1.763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10008gmu Id of event.
Event Code 10008gmu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gmu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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