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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.4069S, 128.1437WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.9 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 128.1437° East, 2.4069° North, depth 26.9 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:43 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 18:36:43 / November 18, 2017 @ 6:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000br3s. Unique identifier: us2000br3s.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 76 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.1437° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.4069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km N 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 2017-11-18 18:36:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 18:52:12 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 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 465 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 1.8 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us2000br3s Id of event.
Event Code 2000br3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000br3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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