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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Hila in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.7541S, 127.8935WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Hila in Indonesia. Event id: us2000bkyy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkyy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 127.8935° East, latitude -3.7541° South, depth = 44.04 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 12:48:34 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.04 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:48:34 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambon (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 28 km SW of Hila, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.8935° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7541° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Hila, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-31 12:48:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 11:31:37 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 312 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 4.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000bkyy Id of event.
Event Code 2000bkyy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bkyy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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