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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 127 km N of Gorontalo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.6871S, 122.9978WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km N of Gorontalo, Indonesia (79 miles) on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us6000bfhs. Event ids that are associated: us6000bfhs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 06:26:30 / August 16, 2020 @ 6:26 am. The temblor was detected at 06:26:30 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 422.09 km (262 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 122.9978 East, latitude 1.6871 North, depth = 422.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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 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: 127 km N of Gorontalo, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.9978° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.6871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 422.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127 km N of Gorontalo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-16 06:26:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-16 06:46:28 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 400 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 2.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000bfhs Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfhs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bfhs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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