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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Piru in Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.8527S, 128.1218WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Piru in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 23:44:30 / May 23, 2018 @ 11:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.62 km (30 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.1218° East, latitude -2.8527° South, depth = 48.62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ec39. Unique identifier: us1000ec39. The temblor was reported at 08:44:30 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of Piru, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.1218° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8527° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNW of Piru, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-23 23:44:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-21 01:09:14 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 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 312 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 3.678 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 60 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 us1000ec39 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ec39 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ec39, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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