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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Molibagu in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.071S, 123.6941WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Molibagu in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 123.6941 East, latitude 0.071 North, depth = 121.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:07:50 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 18:07:50 / September 12, 2018 @ 6:07 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hdjw. Id of event: us2000hdjw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 121.37 km (75 miles).

Close 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 Gorontalo. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop).

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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 47 km SW of Molibagu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6941° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Molibagu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-12 18:07:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 18:48:53 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 1.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us2000hdjw Id of event.
Event Code 2000hdjw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hdjw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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