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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Kota Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.0949S, 126.9462WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085yg. Id of event: us600085yg. Exact location of event, longitude 126.9462 East, latitude 1.0949 North, depth = 46.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.62 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:50:30 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:50:30 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:50 pm.

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate.

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 three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9462° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.0949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2020-02-23 16:50:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-01 17:28:49 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 284 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 0.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us600085yg Id of event.
Event Code 600085yg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600085yg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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