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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.6784S, 126.5854WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 132 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia (82 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 00:21:10 / September 6, 2020 @ 12:21 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.5854 East, latitude 1.6784 North, depth = 26.59 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:21:10 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bipw. Event ids that are associated: us7000bipw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.59 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 132 km NW of Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5854° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.6784° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132 km NW 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 2020-09-06 00:21:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 04:13:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.972 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 536 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 1.192 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us7000bipw Id of event.
Event Code 7000bipw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bipw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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