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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Sorong in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.5397S, 131.9816WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Sorong in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 131.9816 East, latitude -0.5397 South, depth = 38.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 19:57:33 / August 14, 2017 @ 7:57 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a85s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a85s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.72 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:57:33 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sorong (c. 125 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sorong (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 89 km ENE of Sorong, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.9816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.5397° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km ENE of Sorong, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-14 19:57:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 23:24:40 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 312 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 2.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 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 us2000a85s Id of event.
Event Code 2000a85s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a85s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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