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Minor earthquake 3.8 mag, 103 km S of Abepura, Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.5537S, 140.4279WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 103 km S of Abepura, Indonesia (64 miles) on Friday. Event id: us10008vap. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vap. The temblor was reported at 00:13:51 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.4 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 15:13:51 / May 18, 2017 @ 3:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4279 East, latitude -3.5537 South, depth = 60.4 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 103 km S of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4279° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.5537° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km S of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-18 15:13:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 17:47:29 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 222 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 1.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10008vap Id of event.
Event Code 10008vap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008vap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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