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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag strikes near Kampungbajo in Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.4139S, 119.819WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Kampungbajo in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 538.68 km (335 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbi4. Id of event: us1000gbi4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:02 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 119.819 East, latitude -7.4139 South, depth = 538.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 15:35:02 / August 17, 2018 @ 3:35 pm.

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhanbajo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km (75 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 109 km NNW of Kampungbajo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.819° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4139° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 538.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km NNW of Kampungbajo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-17 15:35:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-17 15:51:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 650 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 2.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us1000gbi4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gbi4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gbi4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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