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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.2755S, 129.2338WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (150 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.2338 East, latitude -7.2755 South, depth = 139.61 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 00:59:56 / December 1, 2016 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:59:56 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007z6e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z6e. 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 139.61 km (87 miles).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.2338° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2755° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 241km 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 2016-12-01 00:59:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 04:30:18 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 2.164 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 79 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 us20007z6e Id of event.
Event Code 20007z6e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007z6e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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