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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Banda Sea



Earthquake location -5.609S, 129.688WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes Banda Sea (0 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.06 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.688 East, latitude -5.609 South, depth = 34.06 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:46:47 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lzg. Id of event: us20009lzg. Global time and date of event 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 15:46:47 / June 12, 2017 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Banda Sea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.609° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Banda Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-12 15:46:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-12 16:54:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 385 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 2.849 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20009lzg Id of event.
Event Code 20009lzg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lzg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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