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



Earthquake location 1.7658S, 126.5721WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 140 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (87 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 16:57:17 / June 29, 2017 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:57:17 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.5721 East, latitude 1.7658 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000979a. Id of event: us1000979a. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 140 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.7658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-29 16:57:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-27 21:26:28 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 1.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us1000979a Id of event.
Event Code 1000979a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000979a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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