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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Binuangeun in Indonesia



Earthquake location -7.1958S, 105.9181WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Binuangeun in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 06:34:54 / January 23, 2018 @ 6:34 am. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:34:54 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.91 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Binuangeun in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000cmwz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cmwz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 105.9181 East, latitude -7.1958 South, depth = 43.91 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Bogor (c. 800 000 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Sukabumi (c. 276 400 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Ciampea (c. 207 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Rangkasbitung (c. 126 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Pandeglang (c. 92 300 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Caringin (c. 91 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Cicurug (c. 89 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pelabuhanratu (c. 43 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bogor, Sukabumi, Caringin (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km S of Binuangeun, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 105.9181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.1958° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km S of Binuangeun, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-23 06:34:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-23 06:54:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 105 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 615 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 3.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us2000cmwz Id of event.
Event Code 2000cmwz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cmwz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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