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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 193 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.6491S, 138.8429WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 193 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (120 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:40:37 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008ls7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ls7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.66 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 20:40:37 / February 13, 2017 @ 8:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 138.8429° East, -2.6491° South, depth 57.66 km.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 193 km W of Abepura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.8429° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6491° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193km W of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-13 20:40:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-06 17:24:12 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 312 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 6.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us20008ls7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ls7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ls7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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