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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Abepura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.9744S, 138.6903WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 213 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (132 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 138.6903° East, latitude -2.9744° South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100088gg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088gg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 02:14:19 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:14 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:14:19 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 213 km W of Abepura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.6903° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 213km 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 2017-03-12 02:14:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 02:36:26 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 8.716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us100088gg Id of event.
Event Code 100088gg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088gg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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