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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Sorong in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.6882S, 132.4985WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 243 km SE of Sorong, Indonesia (151 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qjr. Id of event: us10004qjr. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.23 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 132.4985 East, latitude -2.6882 South, depth = 15.23 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 23:52:31 / February 14, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:52:31 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 243 km SE of Sorong, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.4985° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6882° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 243km SE 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 2016-02-14 23:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 06:14:32 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 246 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 6.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us10004qjr Id of event.
Event Code 10004qjr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qjr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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