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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Amahusu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.8754S, 127.733WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Amahusu in Indonesia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.12 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 03:16:24 / November 2, 2017 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:16:24 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bfd8. Unique identifier: us2000bfd8. Exact location of earthquake, 127.733° East, -3.8754° South, depth 41.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km WSW of Amahusu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8754° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km WSW of Amahusu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-02 03:16:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-02 04:15:30 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 369 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 4.607 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us2000bfd8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bfd8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bfd8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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