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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Bilungala in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.0401S, 123.4048WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 08:29:04 / August 31, 2018 @ 8:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.4048° East, latitude 0.0401° North, depth = 140.9 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:29:04 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5x3. Id of event: us2000h5x3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.9 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4048° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.0401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-31 08:29:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 09:19:36 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 340 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 1.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000h5x3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5x3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5x3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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