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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Indian Ocean Triple Junction



Earthquake location -26.1247S, 70.8406WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Indian Ocean Triple Junction (0 miles). Event id: us10003jzi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jzi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8406 East, latitude -26.1247 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 14:43:57 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:43:57 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.1247° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Indian Ocean Triple Junction Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 09:43:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 10:05:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 449 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 22.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10003jzi Id of event.
Event Code 10003jzi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jzi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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