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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.8034S, 126.5694WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 05:26:50 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.5694° East, latitude 0.8034° North, depth = 59.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600063ei. Id of event: us600063ei. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.24 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/10/19 / 2019-10-26 21:26:50 / October 26, 2019 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ternate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 88 km W of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km W 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 2019-10-26 21:26:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-26 21:47:33 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 312 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 0.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us600063ei Id of event.
Event Code 600063ei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600063ei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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