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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Sambelia in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.4185S, 116.6358WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sambelia in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 01:14:36 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 116.6358° East, -8.4185° South, depth 12.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 17:14:36 / September 7, 2018 @ 5:14 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000hahx. Event ids that are associated: us2000hahx. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sambelia in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.99 km (8 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sumbawa Besar, Mataram, Praya (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 7 km SW of Sambelia, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 116.6358° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.4185° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Sambelia, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-07 17:14:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 17:43:15 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 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 385 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 2.457 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 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 us2000hahx Id of event.
Event Code 2000hahx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hahx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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