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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 40 km S of Pimpi, Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.5272S, 123.6202WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pimpi in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:17 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 123.6202 East, latitude 0.5272 North, depth = 241.13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 241.13 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 17:06:17 / July 17, 2017 @ 5:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009wzu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wzu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 40 km S of Pimpi, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6202° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 241.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km S of Pimpi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-17 17:06:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-17 19:40:34 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 284 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 1.774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20009wzu Id of event.
Event Code 20009wzu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wzu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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