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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Watubuku in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.8495S, 123.0358WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Watubuku in Indonesia on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.09 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Watubuku in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/19 / 2019-06-17 05:43:31 / June 17, 2019 @ 5:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:43:31 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 123.0358° East, latitude -8.8495° South, depth = 109.09 km. Unique identifier: us600041lh. Ids that are associated to the event: us600041lh.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Maumere (c. 47 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maumere (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km SE of Watubuku, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.0358° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.8495° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SE of Watubuku, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-17 05:43:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-17 06:05:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 3.94 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 465 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 0.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us600041lh Id of event.
Event Code 600041lh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600041lh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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