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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.7189S, 129.7357WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 221 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (137 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 129.7357° East, -6.7189° South, depth 149.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:24:51 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 149.13 km (93 miles). Global time and date of event 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 15:24:51 / October 30, 2016 @ 3:24 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000743m. Unique identifier: us1000743m.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 221 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.7357° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7189° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 221km NW 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 2016-10-30 15:24:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 21:03:00 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 259 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 1.995 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us1000743m Id of event.
Event Code 1000743m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000743m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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