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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tobelo in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.5646S, 127.8706WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.11 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d72n. Id of event: us1000d72n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 16:22:24 / March 21, 2018 @ 4:22 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.8706 East, latitude 1.5646 North, depth = 9.11 km. The temblor was reported at 01:22:24 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo. The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 23 km SW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.8706° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW 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 2018-03-21 16:22:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 21:37:24 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 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 0.934 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us1000d72n Id of event.
Event Code 1000d72n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d72n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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