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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.6745S, 128.9388WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 298 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (185 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sb3. Id of event: us10006sb3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 253.81 km (158 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 11:27:45 / September 24, 2016 @ 11:27 am. Exact location of event, longitude 128.9388 East, latitude -6.6745 South, depth = 253.81 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:27:45 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter).

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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 298 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.9388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6745° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 253.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 298km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-24 11:27:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 11:51:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 385 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 2.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us10006sb3 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sb3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sb3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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