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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kota Ternate in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.145S, 126.5839WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 16:03:49 / July 28, 2017 @ 4:03 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us2000a3ml. Unique identifier: us2000a3ml. Exact location of event, depth 53.05 km, 126.5839° East, 1.145° North. The temblor was detected at 00:03:49 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 53.05 km (33 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 95 km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5839° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km WNW 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 2017-07-28 16:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 17:35:11 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 326 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 0.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us2000a3ml Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3ml An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3ml, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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