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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Taniwel in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.7002S, 128.5727WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Taniwel in Indonesia on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003k5d. Unique identifier: us10003k5d. Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 05:08:34 / October 4, 2015 @ 5:08 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:08:34 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 128.5727° East, -2.7002° South, depth 41.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.91 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine 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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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. 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: 20 km NNE of Taniwel, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5727° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.7002° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNE of Taniwel, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-04 05:08:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 05:30:58 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 340 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 3.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10003k5d Id of event.
Event Code 10003k5d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k5d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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