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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.0583S, 129.8634WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 263 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (163 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 129.8634 East, latitude -6.0583 South, depth = 185.28 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:08:35 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 185.28 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 22:08:35 / June 8, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. Id of earthquake: us20009mpt. Event ids that are associated: us20009mpt.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 263 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.8634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0583° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 185.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 263km NW 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 2017-06-08 22:08:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 21:44:46 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 298 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 3.921 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20009mpt Id of event.
Event Code 20009mpt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mpt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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