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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Manokwari in Indonesia



Earthquake location -0.5759S, 133.8166WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Manokwari in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.06 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us200082s7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082s7. Exact location, longitude 133.8166° East, latitude -0.5759° South, depth = 30.06 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:34:55 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 11:34:55 / December 11, 2016 @ 11:34 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manokwari. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Manokwari (c. 53 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 43 km NW of Manokwari, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 133.8166° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.5759° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NW of Manokwari, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-11 11:34:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 13:38:22 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 246 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 2.805 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us200082s7 Id of event.
Event Code 200082s7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082s7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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