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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Manokwari in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.2858S, 132.6741WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 285 km NNW of Manokwari, Indonesia (177 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 132.6741° East, latitude 1.2858° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 05:38:52 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awq4. Unique identifier: us2000awq4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 20:38:52 / September 21, 2017 @ 8:38 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 285 km NNW of Manokwari, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.6741° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.2858° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 285km NNW of Manokwari, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-21 20:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-19 16:45:18 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 326 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 2.562 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us2000awq4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000awq4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awq4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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