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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 148 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.9333S, 126.4287WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 148 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia (92 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:52:02 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.76 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 14:52:02 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4287 East, latitude 1.9333 North, depth = 28.76 km. Id of earthquake: us60007lg9. Event ids that are associated: us60007lg9.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 148 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.9333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 148km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-21 14:52:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 18:14:03 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 298 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 1.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us60007lg9 Id of event.
Event Code 60007lg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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