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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Cempa in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.2209S, 119.7032WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Cempa in Indonesia on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cempa in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 173.5 km (108 miles). Global time and date of event 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 10:29:50 / February 3, 2017 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:29:50 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008hbs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hbs. Exact location of event, depth 173.5 km, 119.7032° East, -8.2209° South.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ruteng, Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 35 km NNW of Cempa, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.7032° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2209° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNW of Cempa, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-03 10:29:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 10:49:10 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 1 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 385 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 2.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20008hbs Id of event.
Event Code 20008hbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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