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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 241 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.2123S, 129.9975WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 241 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (150 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150.64 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:27:01 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.9975° East, latitude -6.2123° South, depth = 150.64 km. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 10:27:01 / October 30, 2015 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us200040pb. Unique identifier: us200040pb.

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 241 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9975° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2123° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 241km 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 2015-10-30 10:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 10:47:40 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 400 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 3.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us200040pb Id of event.
Event Code 200040pb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040pb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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