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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Gorontalo in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.167S, 123.4919WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia (57 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.79 km (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 18:24:09 / September 16, 2020 @ 6:24 pm. Exact location of event, depth 105.79 km, 123.4919° East, -0.167° South. The temblor was reported at 18:24:09 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bzli. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzli. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.4919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.167° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91 km SSE 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 2020-09-16 18:24:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-22 17:15:24 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 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 1.128 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000bzli Id of event.
Event Code 6000bzli An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bzli, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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