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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.3624S, 128.5949WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia (0 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 05:48:23 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000338w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000338w. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/15 / 2015-08-18 20:48:23 / August 18, 2015 @ 8:48 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 158.04 km (98 miles). Exact location of event, depth 158.04 km, 128.5949° East, -7.3624° South.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5949° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-18 20:48:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-18 21:50:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 2.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000338w Id of event.
Event Code 1000338w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000338w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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