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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Northern Territory, Australia



Earthquake location -25.5296S, 129.939WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Northern Territory, Australia (0 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j49. Unique identifier: us10005j49. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.939 East, latitude -25.5296 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:38:36 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 09:08:36 / May 21, 2016 @ 9:08 am.

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

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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: Northern Territory, Australia. 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 129.939° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.5296° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Northern Territory, Australia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-21 09:08:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 09:35:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 570 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 4.057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10005j49 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j49 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j49, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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