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Light earthquake 4 mag, 86 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.5084S, 128.0775WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia on Tuesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:58:42 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lfz. Id of event: us60007lfz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.17 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 09:58:42 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, 128.0775° East, 2.5084° North, depth 160.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby 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 Tobelo. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 86 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.0775° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.5084° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km N 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 2020-01-21 09:58:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 09:34:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 246 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 1.865 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 115 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 us60007lfz Id of event.
Event Code 60007lfz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lfz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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