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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Watubuku in Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.6447S, 122.9296WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Watubuku in Indonesia. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:18 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:38:18 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.42 km (98 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 122.9296 East, latitude -8.6447 South, depth = 157.42 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Watubuku in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004ec4. Event ids that are associated: us10004ec4.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maumere (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Maumere (c. 47 600 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 21 km ESE of Watubuku, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.9296° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.6447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Watubuku, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-14 03:38:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 04:13:18 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 1 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10004ec4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ec4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ec4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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