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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.7912S, 129.2936WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (160 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 129.2936° East, -6.7912° South, depth 169.84 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:40:40 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 19:40:40 / April 14, 2016 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i4e. Id of event: us20005i4e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 169.84 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 257 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.2936° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7912° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 169.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 257km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 19:40:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 21:07:40 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 284 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 2.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us20005i4e Id of event.
Event Code 20005i4e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i4e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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