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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Amahai in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.9946S, 129.5787WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 06:05:53 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). 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: us20005ffk. Id of event: us20005ffk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 21:05:53 / April 4, 2016 @ 9:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.59 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.5787 East, latitude -2.9946 South, depth = 33.59 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.5787° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9946° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 2016-04-04 21:05:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-04 22:16:03 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 271 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 4.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20005ffk Id of event.
Event Code 20005ffk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ffk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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