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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 281 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.401S, 128.8228WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 281 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (175 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 153.02 km, 128.8228° East, -7.401° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.02 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008snk. Unique identifier: us10008snk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 04:25:04 / May 16, 2017 @ 4:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:25:04 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 281 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.8228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.401° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 281km 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 2017-05-16 04:25:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 03:54:10 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 326 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 5.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10008snk Id of event.
Event Code 10008snk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008snk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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