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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 81 km S of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.0594S, 127.2337WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Unique identifier: us2000g8ju. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g8ju. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:02:32 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 127.2337° East, latitude 0.0594° North, depth = 118.84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.84 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/07/18 / 2018-07-13 00:02:32 / July 13, 2018 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Sofifi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 81 km S of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2337° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.0594° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km S 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 2018-07-13 00:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-23 05:07:51 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 271 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 0.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us2000g8ju Id of event.
Event Code 2000g8ju An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g8ju, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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