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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.1826S, 130.3125WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 224 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (139 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.76 km (85 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 02:20:12 / March 2, 2018 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000damy. Unique identifier: us2000damy. Exact location of event, depth 136.76 km, 130.3125° East, -6.1826° South. The temblor was reported at 11:20:12 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 224 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.3125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1826° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 136.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 224km NNW 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 2018-03-02 02:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 02:37:13 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 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.6 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 536 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 2.038 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us2000damy Id of event.
Event Code 2000damy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000damy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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