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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 249 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.6521S, 138.3374WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 249 km W of Abepura, Indonesia (155 miles) on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:44 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70005tfi. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005tfi. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.18 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.3374 East, latitude -2.6521 South, depth = 19.18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/19 / 2019-10-03 17:49:44 / October 3, 2019 @ 5:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 249 km W of Abepura, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.3374° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6521° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 249km W of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-03 17:49:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-13 17:29:17 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 312 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 2.368 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 61 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 us70005tfi Id of event.
Event Code 70005tfi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005tfi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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