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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.2814S, 129.2381WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 240 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (149 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 20:42:06 / September 28, 2017 @ 8:42 pm. Unique identifier: us2000aw51. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aw51. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.87 km (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:42:06 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 142.87 km, 129.2381° East, -7.2814° South.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 240 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.2381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2814° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 240km WNW 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 2017-09-28 20:42:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-28 21:01:26 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 340 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 2.158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us2000aw51 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aw51 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aw51, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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