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

Earthquake location 1.1077S, 126.3433WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 121 km WNW of Ternate, Indonesia (75 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:21:55 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 15:21:55 / September 29, 2020 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000c4u7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4u7. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.21 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.3433 East, latitude 1.1077 North, depth = 46.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 121 km WNW of Ternate, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3433° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.1077° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121 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 2020-09-29 15:21:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-05 14:08:53 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 1.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us6000c4u7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c4u7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c4u7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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