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

Earthquake location -7.2381S, 117.4816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 104 km NNW of Labuhankananga, Indonesia (65 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 534.27 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000hfq4. Event ids that are associated: us2000hfq4. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:47:43 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 117.4816 East, latitude -7.2381 South, depth = 534.27 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 05:47:43 / September 17, 2018 @ 5:47 am.

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 104 km NNW of Labuhankananga, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 117.4816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2381° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 534.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km NNW of Labuhankananga, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-17 05:47:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-17 06:37:46 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 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 3.158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us2000hfq4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hfq4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hfq4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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