Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Amahai in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.4436S, 130.8437WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 214 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (133 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:08:04 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.8437 East, latitude -3.4436 South, depth = 45.88 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 20:08:04 / March 9, 2017 @ 8:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.88 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100087z8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087z8.

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

Questions or comments?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 214 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8437° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.4436° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 214km E of Amahai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-09 20:08:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 21:05:52 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 298 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 1.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us100087z8 Id of event.
Event Code 100087z8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087z8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply