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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Watubuku in Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.2239S, 123.8898WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 133 km ENE of Watubuku, Indonesia (83 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.8898 East, latitude -8.2239 South, depth = 174.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 00:50:09 / September 6, 2016 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 174.77 km (109 miles). Event id: us10006nyy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nyy. The temblor was picked up at 08:50:09 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 133 km ENE of Watubuku, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.8898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2239° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 174.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 133km ENE of Watubuku, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-06 00:50:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 23:30:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 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 1.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us10006nyy Id of event.
Event Code 10006nyy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nyy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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