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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Bilungala in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.1922S, 122.9179WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bilungala in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000atq3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000atq3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 13:40:55 / October 18, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 122.9179° East, -0.1922° South, depth 87.15 km. The temblor was reported at 21:40:55 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 87.15 km (54 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Luwuk (c. 47 800 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luwuk, Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSW of Bilungala, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.9179° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1922° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSW 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 2017-10-18 13:40:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-18 14:06:27 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 1 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 432 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 0.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000atq3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000atq3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000atq3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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