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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 83 km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.1174S, 126.6988WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 05:03:36 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x2q. Id of event: us70008x2q. Exact location, longitude 126.6988° East, latitude 1.1174° North, depth = 29.12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.12 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 21:03:36 / April 15, 2020 @ 9:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 83 km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6988° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.1174° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km WNW 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 2020-04-15 21:03:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 21:19:10 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 482 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 0.75 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us70008x2q Id of event.
Event Code 70008x2q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008x2q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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