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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Bilungala in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.0596S, 123.5027WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bilungala in Indonesia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.67 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.5027° East, latitude -0.0596° South, depth = 67.67 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 21:46:48 / May 1, 2020 @ 9:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:46:48 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009b58. Event ids that are associated: us70009b58.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 58 km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.5027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.0596° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SSE of Bilungala, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-01 21:46:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-08 02:43:22 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 259 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 1.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us70009b58 Id of event.
Event Code 70009b58 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009b58, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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