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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Bilungala in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.1022S, 123.4212WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100097ua. Unique identifier: us100097ua. Exact location of earthquake, 123.4212° East, -0.1022° South, depth 139.75 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 15:55:22 / July 3, 2017 @ 3:55 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:22 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.75 km (87 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 58 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4212° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1022° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2017-07-03 15:55:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 19:52:11 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 271 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 1.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us100097ua Id of event.
Event Code 100097ua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100097ua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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