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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.5663S, 126.5406WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 126 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (78 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/19 / 2019-11-14 17:48:37 / November 14, 2019 @ 5:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:48:37 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006b41. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006b41. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.5406 East, latitude 1.5663 North, depth = 32.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.3 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 126 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 126km 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 17:48:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-04 18:56:18 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 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 1.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us70006b41 Id of event.
Event Code 70006b41 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006b41, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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