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



Earthquake location -6.6875S, 130.2825WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 180 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (112 miles). Unique identifier: us2000ag8q. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ag8q. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2825 East, latitude -6.6875 South, depth = 99.72 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.72 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 18:54:38 / September 5, 2017 @ 6:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 03:54:38 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 180 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.2825° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6875° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 180km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-05 18:54:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-05 19:07:47 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 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 1.634 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000ag8q Id of event.
Event Code 2000ag8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ag8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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