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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 163 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.3213S, 126.6593WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 163 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.15 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, depth 44.15 km, 126.6593° East, 2.3213° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:02 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j0vf. Unique identifier: us2000j0vf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 19:16:02 / January 6, 2019 @ 7:16 pm.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 163 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6593° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3213° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163km WNW 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 2019-01-06 19:16:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-06 19:45:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 385 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 1.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000j0vf Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0vf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0vf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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