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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 78 km NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.4472S, 127.1081WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kota Ternate in Indonesia on Friday. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 02:38:26 / May 15, 2020 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.89 km (84 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.1081 East, latitude 1.4472 North, depth = 135.89 km. Id of earthquake: us70009get. Event ids that are associated: us70009get. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:38:26 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sofifi, Ternate. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop).

Each 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 six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.4472° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-15 02:38:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 02:56:09 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 354 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 us70009get Id of event.
Event Code 70009get An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009get, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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