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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.2231S, 130.0171WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 164 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (102 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 130.0171 East, latitude -7.2231 South, depth = 92.6 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:55:04 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006bc1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006bc1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 22:55:04 / November 21, 2019 @ 10:55 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.6 km (58 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 164 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.0171° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2231° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 164km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-21 22:55:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-21 23:13:46 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 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 416 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 1.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us70006bc1 Id of event.
Event Code 70006bc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006bc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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