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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 64 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.0432S, 129.4154WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 129.4154 East, latitude -3.0432 South, depth = 14.88 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 01:26:33 / February 20, 2016 @ 1:26 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:33 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.88 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us10004r8u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r8u.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amahai. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 64 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.4154° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.0432° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 01:26:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 01:44:26 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 1 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 400 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 2.832 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10004r8u Id of event.
Event Code 10004r8u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r8u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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