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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.3839S, 128.761WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 288 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (179 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:00:08 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 128.761° East, -7.3839° South, depth 140.54 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 14:00:08 / December 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.54 km (87 miles). Event id: us1000i16h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i16h.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 288 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3839° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 288km WNW 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 2018-12-03 14:00:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-03 14:17:52 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 449 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 2.584 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i16h Id of event.
Event Code 1000i16h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i16h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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