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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Gorontalo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.2004S, 123.5024WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Gorontalo in Indonesia. Event id: us7000djb5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000djb5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 15:08:59 / March 14, 2021 @ 3:08 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 160.09 km (99 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:08:59 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 160.09 km, 123.5024° East, 0.2004° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Gorontalo (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gorontalo (min 5000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 61 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.5024° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.2004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km SE 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 2021-03-14 15:08:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-15 14:53:38 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 1.434 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us7000djb5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000djb5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djb5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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