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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Ambon in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.6685S, 128.1185WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ambon in Indonesia on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambon in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:41:13 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 128.1185 East, latitude -3.6685 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bkz2. Event ids that are associated: us2000bkz2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 12:41:13 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:41 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai, Ambon. Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km WNW of Ambon, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.1185° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.6685° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Ambon, 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 12:41:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 11:39:40 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 1 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 4.19 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us2000bkz2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bkz2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bkz2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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