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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Poigar in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.1446S, 124.191WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Poigar in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 250.04 km, 124.191° East, 1.1446° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 250.04 km (155 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 13:38:17 / October 24, 2019 @ 1:38 pm. Unique identifier: us6000624h. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000624h. A tsunami warning has been issued near Poigar in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:38:17 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Manado, Tondano. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km NNW of Poigar, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.191° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.1446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 250.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW of Poigar, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-24 13:38:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-24 13:53:51 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 3.228 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 1 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 482 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 2.594 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 45 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 us6000624h Id of event.
Event Code 6000624h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000624h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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