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Strong earthquake: M6.9 quake has struck near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.545S, 126.2284WA earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 129 kilometers (80 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70004dz3. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004dz3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/19 / 2019-07-07 15:08:39 / July 7, 2019 @ 3:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:08:39 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2284 East, latitude 0.545 North, depth = 24.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.94 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 131 km (82 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km WSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2284° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 129km WSW 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 2019-07-07 15:08:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-07 15:31:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.782 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 732 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 1.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 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 us70004dz3 Id of event.
Event Code 70004dz3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004dz3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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