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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 48 km SSW of Ciheras, Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.1594S, 107.863WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ciheras in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 107.863 East, latitude -8.1594 South, depth = 88.01 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 16:56:40 / March 18, 2017 @ 4:56 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:56:40 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.01 km (55 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008t0q. Event ids that are associated: us20008t0q.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawalu, Singaparna (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Kawalu (c. 50 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Singaparna (c. 48 900 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 48 km SSW of Ciheras, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 107.863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.1594° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SSW of Ciheras, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-18 16:56:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 17:13:57 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 341 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 2.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20008t0q Id of event.
Event Code 20008t0q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t0q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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