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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ternate in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.459S, 127.1982WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 127.1982° East, 1.459° North, depth 152.389 km. Id of earthquake: us7000mr5u. Event ids that are associated: us7000mr5u. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:03:02 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/24 / 2024-06-08 11:03:02 / June 8, 2024 @ 11:03 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 152.389 km (95 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tobelo, Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NNW of Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1982° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152.389 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 km NNW of 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 2024-06-08 11:03:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-08 11:26:23 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 312 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.703 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 96 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 us7000mr5u Id of event.
Event Code 7000mr5u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mr5u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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