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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.5385S, 128.3692WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000blfj. Unique identifier: us2000blfj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 186.6 km (116 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:00:58 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 15:00:58 / November 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 128.3692 East, latitude 2.5385 North, depth = 186.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 98 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.3692° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.5385° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 186.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-10 15:00:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-10 15:11:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 354 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 2.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000blfj Id of event.
Event Code 2000blfj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000blfj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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