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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Amahusu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.2959S, 128.4704WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 286 km S of Amahusu, Indonesia (178 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.4704 East, latitude -6.2959 South, depth = 296.27 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:35:17 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 18:35:17 / January 21, 2016 @ 6:35 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 296.27 km (184 miles). Event id: us20004usi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004usi.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 286 km S of Amahusu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.4704° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2959° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 296.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 286km S of Amahusu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-21 18:35:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 00:47:55 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 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 3.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20004usi Id of event.
Event Code 20004usi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004usi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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