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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Saparua in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.8999S, 128.7341WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k9pb. Unique identifier: us2000k9pb. Exact location of event, longitude 128.7341 East, latitude -3.8999 South, depth = 129 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:16:51 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 129 km (80 miles). Global time and date of event 26/03/19 / 2019-03-26 22:16:51 / March 26, 2019 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amahai, Ambon (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.7341° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8999° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-26 22:16:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-04 05:23:45 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 271 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 3.641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000k9pb Id of event.
Event Code 2000k9pb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k9pb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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