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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Namlea in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.8632S, 127.2288WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Namlea in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.44 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namlea in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f44. Id of event: us10004f44. The temblor was detected at 08:22:35 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 23:22:35 / January 16, 2016 @ 11:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2288 East, latitude -3.8632 South, depth = 46.44 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 68 km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2288° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8632° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 23:22:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 23:42:23 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 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 465 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 4.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10004f44 Id of event.
Event Code 10004f44 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f44, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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