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

Earthquake location 1.5756S, 126.4616WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 133 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (83 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006b4m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006b4m. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.96 km (17 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:36:21 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/19 / 2019-11-14 20:36:21 / November 14, 2019 @ 8:36 pm. Exact location, longitude 126.4616° East, latitude 1.5756° North, depth = 27.96 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 133 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4616° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5756° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.96 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 20:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-06 00:22:27 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 1.206 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us70006b4m Id of event.
Event Code 70006b4m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006b4m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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