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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Laiwui in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.8358S, 127.6335WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 57 km N of Laiwui, Indonesia (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.6335 East, latitude -0.8358 South, depth = 18.94 km. Unique identifier: us2000j0hh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j0hh. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.94 km (12 miles). Global time and date of event 05/01/19 / 2019-01-05 10:54:58 / January 5, 2019 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Laiwui in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:54:58 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 57 km N of Laiwui, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.6335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.8358° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km N of Laiwui, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-05 10:54:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-05 11:15:15 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 3.917 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1.619 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 98 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 us2000j0hh Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0hh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0hh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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