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Major earthquake 7.1 mag, 138 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.5888S, 126.4164WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 138 kilometers (86 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:17:41 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/19 / 2019-11-14 16:17:41 / November 14, 2019 @ 4:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kota Ternate in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00q0yvxj, pt19318001, us60006bjl. Unique identifier: us60006bjl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.14 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.4164° East, latitude 1.5888° North, depth = 45.14 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Bitung (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 137 km (85 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 139 km (87 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 138 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4164° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km NW 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 2019-11-14 16:17:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-14 16:36:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 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 777 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 ,at,pt,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 1.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us60006bjl Id of event.
Event Code 60006bjl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q0yvxj,pt19318001,us60006bjl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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