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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Taniwel in Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.9462S, 128.8346WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Taniwel in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.8346 East, latitude -2.9462 South, depth = 85.65 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 10:50:05 / July 9, 2017 @ 10:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xvg. Id of event: us20009xvg. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:50:05 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.65 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amahai (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km ESE of Taniwel, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.8346° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9462° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Taniwel, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-09 10:50:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 07:06:32 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 284 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 3.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us20009xvg Id of event.
Event Code 20009xvg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xvg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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