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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Abepura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.5926S, 139.7504WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 140 km SW of Abepura, Indonesia (87 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:13:01 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.39 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Abepura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 60.39 km, 139.7504° East, -3.5926° South. Unique identifier: us2000av7z. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000av7z. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 04:13:01 / September 27, 2017 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 140 km SW of Abepura, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.7504° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.5926° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km SW of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-27 04:13:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-27 04:32:47 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 1 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 432 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 7.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us2000av7z Id of event.
Event Code 2000av7z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000av7z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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