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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.2437S, 128.5884WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tobelo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.99 km (143 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:51:31 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d7qj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7qj. Exact location, longitude 128.5884° East, latitude 2.2437° North, depth = 229.99 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 11:51:31 / January 12, 2021 @ 11:51 am.

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5884° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.2437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 229.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-12 11:51:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 12:07:58 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 326 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 1.905 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us6000d7qj Id of event.
Event Code 6000d7qj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d7qj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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