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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Saparua in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.8977S, 128.8562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 128.8562° East, -3.8977° South, depth 113.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:52:39 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009lyn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lyn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 00:52:39 / June 6, 2017 @ 12:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.3 km (70 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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.

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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: 42 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.8562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8977° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-06 00:52:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-13 01:49:18 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 246 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 3.523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us20009lyn Id of event.
Event Code 20009lyn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lyn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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