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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 232 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia



Earthquake location -6.9137S, 129.4795WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 232 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (144 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:31:13 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009l4k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009l4k. Exact location, longitude 129.4795° East, latitude -6.9137° South, depth = 135.99 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 06:31:13 / May 31, 2017 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.99 km (85 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 232 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.4795° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9137° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 232km 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 2017-05-31 06:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 06:18:37 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 416 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 2.093 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20009l4k Id of event.
Event Code 20009l4k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009l4k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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