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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.7624S, 128.5953WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia (81 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 228.66 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.5953 East, latitude 2.7624 North, depth = 228.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wyf. Id of event: us10008wyf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 21:16:57 / May 31, 2017 @ 9:16 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:16:57 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).

Each 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 131 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.7624° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 228.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km NNE 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 2017-05-31 21:16:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 21:43:07 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 2.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us10008wyf Id of event.
Event Code 10008wyf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wyf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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