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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.2701S, 129.0949WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 256 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (159 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000at67. Id of event: us2000at67. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.53 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:49:18 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.0949° East, latitude -7.2701° South, depth = 123.53 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 08:49:18 / September 17, 2017 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 256 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.0949° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2701° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 256km 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 2017-09-17 08:49:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 13:08:15 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 259 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 2.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us2000at67 Id of event.
Event Code 2000at67 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000at67, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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