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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.6604S, 129.7208WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 226 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (140 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/18 / 2018-11-28 23:03:17 / November 28, 2018 @ 11:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 168.33 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:03:17 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 129.7208 East, latitude -6.6604 South, depth = 168.33 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hxnt. Event ids that are associated: us1000hxnt.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 226 km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.7208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6604° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 226km 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 2018-11-28 23:03:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-07 04:07:21 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 284 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 2.043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us1000hxnt Id of event.
Event Code 1000hxnt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hxnt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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