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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.0142S, 126.8408WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:18:29 / 6:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 120.88 km, 126.8408° East, 1.0142° North. 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: 10/06/20 / 2020-06-10 18:18:29 / June 10, 2020 @ 6:18 pm. Event id: us6000adhx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000adhx. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.88 km (75 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km WNW of Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8408° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.0142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km WNW of 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 2020-06-10 18:18:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-18 17:48:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 0.578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 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 us6000adhx Id of event.
Event Code 6000adhx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000adhx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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