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

Earthquake location 0.2973S, 127.1521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.95 km (84 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:47:19 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 127.1521 East, latitude 0.2973 North, depth = 135.95 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 14:47:19 / March 4, 2018 @ 2:47 pm. Unique identifier: us1000d3w8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3w8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 58 km SSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SSW 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 2018-03-04 14:47:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-13 19:46:40 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 0.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us1000d3w8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3w8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d3w8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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