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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Enarotali in Indonesia

Earthquake location -4.0908S, 135.7701WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Enarotali in Indonesia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.34 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004ur2. Unique identifier: us20004ur2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 16:36:15 / January 20, 2016 @ 4:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:36:15 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 135.7701 East, latitude -4.0908 South, depth = 37.34 km.

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nabire. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Nabire (c. 43 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km WSW of Enarotali, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 135.7701° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km WSW of Enarotali, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-20 16:36:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 04:23:23 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 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 246 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 3.702 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 101 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 us20004ur2 Id of event.
Event Code 20004ur2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ur2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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