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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.488S, 129.9614WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 220 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (137 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:17:38 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.9614° East, latitude -6.488° South, depth = 152.72 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgwu. Unique identifier: us2000hgwu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 152.72 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 00:17:38 / September 19, 2018 @ 12:17 am.

There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 three and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 220 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9614° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.488° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 220km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-19 00:17:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-19 00:37:01 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 271 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 1.991 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us2000hgwu Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgwu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgwu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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