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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Saparua in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.9356S, 128.9318WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.56 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 128.9318 East, latitude -3.9356 South, depth = 38.56 km. Global time and date of event 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 13:55:15 / July 27, 2017 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:55:15 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a1rl. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1rl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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. 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: 51 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.9318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.9356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SE of Saparua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-27 13:55:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 16:16:32 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 354 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 3.461 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000a1rl Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1rl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1rl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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