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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Flying Fish Cove in Christmas Island



Earthquake location -9.2812S, 106.634WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 163 km NE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (101 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 106.634 East, latitude -9.2812 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsz0. Unique identifier: us2000bsz0. Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 15:11:34 / November 13, 2017 @ 3:11 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:34 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Each 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 163 km NE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 106.634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.2812° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163km NE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-13 15:11:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-26 20:18:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 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 284 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 1.535 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us2000bsz0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsz0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsz0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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