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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 275 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0535S, 138.1707WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 275 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia (171 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 07:46:30 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 22:46:30 / October 23, 2015 @ 10:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.19 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003r49. Event ids that are associated: us10003r49. Exact location, longitude 138.1707° East, latitude -2.0535° South, depth = 38.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. 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: 275 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.1707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0535° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 275km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-23 22:46:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 23:15:07 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 354 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 5.978 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10003r49 Id of event.
Event Code 10003r49 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r49, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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