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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Banda Sea



Earthquake location -6.6111S, 128.5272WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Banda Sea (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.5272° East, latitude -6.6111° South, depth = 311.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:22:13 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 311.23 km (193 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 09:22:13 / November 6, 2017 @ 9:22 am. Id of earthquake: us2000bj51. Event ids that are associated: us2000bj51.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: Banda Sea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5272° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6111° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 311.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Banda Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-06 09:22:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-06 09:36:12 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 400 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 3.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us2000bj51 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bj51 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bj51, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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