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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Komodo in Indonesia



Earthquake location -8.2775S, 119.3537WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Komodo in Indonesia on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.52 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Komodo in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 119.3537 East, latitude -8.2775 South, depth = 18.52 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 14:30:32 / July 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:30:32 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009vzb. Unique identifier: us20009vzb.

Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bima (c. 67 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bima, Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km NNW of Komodo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.3537° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2775° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NNW of Komodo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-13 14:30:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-13 14:48:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 1 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 400 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 2.875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20009vzb Id of event.
Event Code 20009vzb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vzb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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