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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.7426S, 127.2798WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.33 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 14:09:11 / December 15, 2019 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rsm. Id of event: us60006rsm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tobelo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 109.33 km, 127.2798° East, 1.7426° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:09:11 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Tobelo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 81 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2798° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.7426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km W of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-15 14:09:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 14:27:24 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 432 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 0.968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us60006rsm Id of event.
Event Code 60006rsm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rsm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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