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Major earthquake, 7.4 mag strikes near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.5S, 126.4WA major earthquake magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 133 kilometers (83 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kota Ternate in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00q0yvxj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19318001, at00q0yvxj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/19 / 2019-11-14 16:17:42 / November 14, 2019 @ 4:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4 East, latitude 1.5 North, depth = 62 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:17:42 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Bitung (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 135 km (84 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 133 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 133km 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 16:17:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-14 16:29:36 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 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 842 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 80 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28.799997696 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00q0yvxj Id of event.
Event Code 00q0yvxj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19318001,at00q0yvxj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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