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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 211 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.5125S, 129.4547WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 211 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (131 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008sk5. Event ids that are associated: us10008sk5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.4547 East, latitude -7.5125 South, depth = 160.4 km. Global time and date of event 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 16:14:35 / May 15, 2017 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 160.4 km (100 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:14:35 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 211 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.4547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5125° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 211km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-15 16:14:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 16:46:10 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 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 1.886 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 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 us10008sk5 Id of event.
Event Code 10008sk5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sk5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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