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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tual in Indonesia

Earthquake location -5.0053S, 130.8329WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 224 km WNW of Tual, Indonesia (139 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us70005pe4. Event ids that are associated: us70005pe4. The temblor was picked up at 15:10:27 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.38 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/19 / 2019-09-23 06:10:27 / September 23, 2019 @ 6:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 130.8329° East, -5.0053° South, depth 51.38 km.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 224 km WNW of Tual, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.8329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.0053° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 224km WNW of Tual, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-23 06:10:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-12 12:04:44 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 2.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us70005pe4 Id of event.
Event Code 70005pe4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005pe4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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