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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Sofifi in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.0003S, 127.2743WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Sofifi in Indonesia on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 02:50:54 / January 15, 2021 @ 2:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139.53 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d06u. Unique identifier: us7000d06u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.2743 East, latitude -0.0003 South, depth = 139.53 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:50:54 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ternate, Sofifi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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: 87 km SSW of Sofifi, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2743° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.0003° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 km SSW of Sofifi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-15 02:50:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 03:11:36 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 340 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 0.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us7000d06u Id of event.
Event Code 7000d06u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d06u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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