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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Amahai in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.3862S, 130.9855WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 229 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (142 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.89 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 07:01:14 / March 30, 2018 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.9855 East, latitude -3.3862 South, depth = 35.89 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:14 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000dbba. Event ids that are associated: us1000dbba.

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 229 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9855° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.3862° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 229km E of Amahai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-30 07:01:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-30 07:18:35 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 1.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us1000dbba Id of event.
Event Code 1000dbba An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dbba, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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