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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.3714S, 126.8715WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 19:30:43 / April 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:30:43 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.8715° East, 1.3714° North, depth 36.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e0mq. Id of event: us2000e0mq.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8715° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.3714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km NW 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 2018-04-15 19:30:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-15 19:49:11 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 4.07 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 536 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 0.774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us2000e0mq Id of event.
Event Code 2000e0mq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e0mq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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