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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Atambua in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.9381S, 124.4588WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Atambua in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.58 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:05:47 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 15:05:47 / September 11, 2018 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 124.4588° East, -8.9381° South, depth 77.58 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hh6x. Id of event: us2000hh6x.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maubara, Maliana, Kefamenanu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maubara (c. 16 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 51 km WNW of Atambua, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.4588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.9381° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WNW of Atambua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-11 15:05:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-20 15:31:36 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 298 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 0.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us2000hh6x Id of event.
Event Code 2000hh6x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hh6x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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