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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 117 km N of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.9032S, 131.1429WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 117 km N of Saumlaki, Indonesia (73 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:29:00 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 05:29:00 / September 27, 2018 @ 5:29 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 131.1429° East, latitude -6.9032° South, depth = 51.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.2 km (32 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h34s. Id of event: us1000h34s.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km N of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.1429° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9032° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km N 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 2018-09-27 05:29:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-27 05:45:16 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 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 400 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 1.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us1000h34s Id of event.
Event Code 1000h34s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h34s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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