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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Tual in Indonesia



Earthquake location -5.6736S, 130.8987WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 205 km W of Tual, Indonesia (127 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 09:57:33 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:57 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:57:33 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.87 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 112.87 km, 130.8987° East, -5.6736° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004g22. Event ids that are associated: us10004g22.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 205 km W of Tual, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8987° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6736° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 205km W of Tual, 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 09:57:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 11:07:38 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 284 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 2.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us10004g22 Id of event.
Event Code 10004g22 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g22, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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