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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 37 km SSW of Tobelo, Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.4225S, 127.863WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.91 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:33:52 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 15:33:52 / March 21, 2018 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000d72a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d72a. Exact location of event, depth 36.91 km, 127.863° East, 1.4225° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate, Sofifi, Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 37 km SSW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.4225° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSW 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 15:33:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 16:24:33 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 416 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 0.814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d72a Id of event.
Event Code 1000d72a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d72a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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