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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Obelobel in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.2843S, 116.5804WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Obelobel in Indonesia. Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 15:04:03 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:04 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000giqe. Event ids that are associated: us1000giqe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Obelobel in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:04:03 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 116.5804° East, latitude -8.2843° South, depth = 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Karangasem, Sumbawa Besar, Mataram. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Karangasem (c. 31 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Obelobel, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 116.5804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2843° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ESE of Obelobel, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-19 15:04:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 14:36:17 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 6.23 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 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 482 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 2.409 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000giqe Id of event.
Event Code 1000giqe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000giqe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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