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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.7628S, 129.7762WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 214 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (133 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:53:50 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bj4z. Id of event: us1000bj4z. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 23:53:50 / November 29, 2017 @ 11:53 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 160.32 km (100 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.7762 East, latitude -6.7628 South, depth = 160.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 214 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.7762° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7628° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 214km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-29 23:53:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-30 00:17:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.29 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 1.936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000bj4z Id of event.
Event Code 1000bj4z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bj4z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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