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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 77 km SW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.2915S, 126.8751WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/20 / 2020-04-13 16:33:31 / April 13, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.8751 East, latitude 0.2915 North, depth = 41.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.6 km (26 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:33:31 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700090hg. Id of event: us700090hg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sofifi, Ternate (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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 77 km SW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8751° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SW 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 2020-04-13 16:33:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-20 19:04:57 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 0.685 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us700090hg Id of event.
Event Code 700090hg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700090hg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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