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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Tomohon in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.2367S, 124.5442WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 174 km S of Tomohon, Indonesia (108 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.5442 East, latitude -0.2367 South, depth = 50.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.75 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 07:31:11 / December 28, 2020 @ 7:31 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:31:11 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d3ln. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3ln.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 174 km S of Tomohon, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.5442° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2367° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 174 km S of Tomohon, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-28 07:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-28 07:49:44 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 465 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 1.944 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us6000d3ln Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3ln An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3ln, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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