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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.3399S, 128.8733WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 277 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (172 miles). Event id: us20005cm8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005cm8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.8733 East, latitude -7.3399 South, depth = 149.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:13:12 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 149.02 km (93 miles). Global time and date of event 26/03/16 / 2016-03-26 23:13:12 / March 26, 2016 @ 11:13 pm UTC/GMT.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 277 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.8733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3399° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 277km 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 2016-03-26 23:13:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 05:25:09 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 2.487 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us20005cm8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005cm8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005cm8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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