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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Tobelo in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.3975S, 126.8001WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 153 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (95 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.132 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/24 / 2024-05-30 10:26:04 / May 30, 2024 @ 10:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.8001 East, latitude 2.3975 North, depth = 55.132 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:26:04 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000mqn8. Event ids that are associated: us7000mqn8.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 153 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8001° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3975° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 153 km 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 2024-05-30 10:26:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-27 11:34:21 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 271 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us7000mqn8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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