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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Molibagu in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.1378S, 123.5999WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Molibagu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 15:13:27 / February 11, 2020 @ 3:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 147.15 km (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:13:27 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007sfm. Event ids that are associated: us70007sfm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.5999 East, latitude 0.1378 North, depth = 147.15 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 50 km WSW of Molibagu, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.5999° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.1378° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WSW of Molibagu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-11 15:13:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 19:57:37 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 1.434 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us70007sfm Id of event.
Event Code 70007sfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007sfm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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