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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Saparua in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.8696S, 128.9893WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pwz. Id of event: us10006pwz. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 19:45:55 / September 15, 2016 @ 7:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saparua in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:55 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 128.9893° East, latitude -3.8696° South, depth = 114.44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.9893° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8696° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SE of Saparua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-15 19:45:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-15 20:09:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.69 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 465 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 4.687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us10006pwz Id of event.
Event Code 10006pwz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pwz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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