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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.8461S, 129.9938WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 190 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (118 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 30/08/15 / 2015-08-30 08:16:13 / August 30, 2015 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:16:13 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132.45 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.9938 East, latitude -6.8461 South, depth = 132.45 km. Id of earthquake: us1000364r. Event ids that are associated: us1000364r.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 190 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9938° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.8461° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 190km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-30 08:16:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-30 08:59:17 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 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.717 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 66 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 us1000364r Id of event.
Event Code 1000364r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000364r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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