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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.22S, 126.5808WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 167 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (104 miles). Exact location of event, depth 60.2 km, 126.5808° East, 2.22° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:20:12 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 10:20:12 / May 27, 2020 @ 10:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000a5u8. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5u8. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.2 km (37 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 167 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5808° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.22° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-27 10:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-25 12:43:39 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 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 1.639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us6000a5u8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a5u8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a5u8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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