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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Atambua in Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.1685S, 124.2204WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km NW of Atambua, Indonesia (79 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 11:05:48 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:05 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:05:48 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 124.2204° East, latitude -8.1685° South, depth = 179.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.81 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w53. Id of event: us20004w53.

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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 127 km NW of Atambua, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2204° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.1685° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127km NW of Atambua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-31 11:05:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 11:25:24 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 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 326 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 1.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us20004w53 Id of event.
Event Code 20004w53 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w53, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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