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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Kefamenanu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.9738S, 124.1531WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Kefamenanu in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 08:40:26 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 83.77 km, 124.1531° East, -8.9738° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.77 km (52 miles). Global time and date of event 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 00:40:26 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ldp. Unique identifier: us10003ldp.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atambua, Kefamenanu, Pante Makasar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km NW of Kefamenanu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.1531° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.9738° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NW of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-23 00:40:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 00:10:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10003ldp Id of event.
Event Code 10003ldp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ldp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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