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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 222 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.5294S, 129.8839WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 222 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (138 miles) on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:00:57 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ail. Unique identifier: us10007ail. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.81 km (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 129.8839° East, -6.5294° South, depth 166.81 km. Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 12:00:57 / November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 222 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.8839° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5294° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 222km 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 2016-11-19 12:00:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 12:16:17 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 400 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 2.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10007ail Id of event.
Event Code 10007ail An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ail, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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