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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sorong in Indonesia



Earthquake location -0.7498S, 131.0953WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000507q. Unique identifier: us2000507q. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.19 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 02:13:14 / February 15, 2016 @ 2:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:13:14 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0953° East, -0.7498° South, depth 38.19 km.

Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sorong. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NW of Sorong, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.0953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.7498° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NW of Sorong, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-15 02:13:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 06:25:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 2.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000507q Id of event.
Event Code 2000507q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000507q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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