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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -5.9989S, 130.6143WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 229 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (142 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.31 km (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004bfp. Event ids that are associated: us10004bfp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 05:28:30 / January 5, 2016 @ 5:28 am. Exact location, longitude 130.6143° East, latitude -5.9989° South, depth = 130.31 km. The temblor was detected at 14:28:30 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 229 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6143° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9989° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 229km NNW 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 2016-01-05 05:28:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 05:48:16 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 416 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 3.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10004bfp Id of event.
Event Code 10004bfp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bfp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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