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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Flying Fish Cove in Christmas Island



Earthquake location -9.0096S, 106.0735WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 162 km NNE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (101 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 12:11:51 / February 4, 2017 @ 12:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 106.0735 East, latitude -9.0096 South, depth = 37.1 km. Event id: us20008kfm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kfm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.1 km (23 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:11:51 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 162 km NNE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 106.0735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.0096° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 162km NNE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-04 12:11:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 14:14:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 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 271 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 4.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20008kfm Id of event.
Event Code 20008kfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kfm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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