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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tobelo in Indonesia


Earthquake location 1.8189S, 127.4844WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:36:32 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 127.4844 East, latitude 1.8189 North, depth = 125.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 18:36:32 / October 30, 2019 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 125.73 km (78 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600068pw. Id of event: us600068pw.

Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 59 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.4844° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.8189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km W of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-30 18:36:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-11 21:11:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 271 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 1.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us600068pw Id of event.
Event Code 600068pw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600068pw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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