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

Earthquake location -6.3102S, 127.9294WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 286 km S of Amahusu, Indonesia (178 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a90k. Event ids that are associated: us2000a90k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 366.09 km (227 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.9294 East, latitude -6.3102 South, depth = 366.09 km. Global time and date of event 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 06:49:30 / August 17, 2017 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:49:30 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter).

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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 286 km S of Amahusu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.9294° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3102° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 366.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 286km S of Amahusu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-17 06:49:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-17 07:38:00 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 3.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us2000a90k Id of event.
Event Code 2000a90k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a90k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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