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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 104 km NNW of Atambua, Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.2819S, 124.4352WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Atambua in Indonesia on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 20:15:29 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.4352 East, latitude -8.2819 South, depth = 34.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005j7h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j7h. Global time and date of event 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 12:15:29 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.87 km (22 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Maubara (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maubara. Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 104 km NNW of Atambua, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.4352° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km NNW of Atambua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 12:15:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 12:32:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 340 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 2.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us20005j7h Id of event.
Event Code 20005j7h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j7h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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