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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, Southwest Indian Ridge



Earthquake location -30.9361S, 59.0029WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:31:40 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.66 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qye. Id of event: us10006qye. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 59.0029 East, latitude -30.9361 South, depth = 14.66 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 01:31:40 / September 20, 2016 @ 1:31 am.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Southwest Indian Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 59.0029° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9361° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Southwest Indian Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-20 01:31:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-20 01:48:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 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 449 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 10.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us10006qye Id of event.
Event Code 10006qye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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