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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Puncakwangi in Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.4629S, 107.4133WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Puncakwangi in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.62 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:53:37 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 107.4133° East, -7.4629° South, depth 78.62 km. Global time and date of event 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 18:53:37 / February 15, 2017 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008k1a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008k1a.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cicurug, Purwakarta, Tasikmalaya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Bandung (c. 1 699 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cimahi (c. 493 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sukabumi (c. 276 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tasikmalaya (c. 271 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Purwakarta (c. 215 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sumedang Utara (c. 206 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lembang (c. 183 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 1 km NNE of Puncakwangi, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 107.4133° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4629° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNE of Puncakwangi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-15 18:53:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 19:10:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 370 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 3.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us20008k1a Id of event.
Event Code 20008k1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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