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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Abepura in Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.9812S, 138.7049WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 221 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia (137 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 22:15:06 / September 19, 2016 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 138.7049° East, latitude -1.9812° South, depth = 37.98 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qxm. Id of event: us10006qxm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.98 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:06 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 221 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.7049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9812° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 221km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-19 22:15:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 22:36:35 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 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 369 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 6.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us10006qxm Id of event.
Event Code 10006qxm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qxm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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