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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.6893S, 126.4449WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 143 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (89 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:26:08 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.4449 East, latitude 1.6893 North, depth = 7.58 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/19 / 2019-11-14 16:26:08 / November 14, 2019 @ 4:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006b4e. Event ids that are associated: us70006b4e. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.58 km (5 miles).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 143 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4449° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.6893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 143km 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 16:26:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-11 21:32:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.832 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 452 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 1.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70006b4e Id of event.
Event Code 70006b4e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006b4e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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