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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Saumlaki in Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.5625S, 131.1195WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 48 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (30 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us600084gu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084gu. The temblor was picked up at 16:33:13 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.16 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 07:33:13 / February 26, 2020 @ 7:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saumlaki in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 61.16 km, 131.1195° East, -7.5625° South.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 48 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.1195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5625° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNW 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 2020-02-26 07:33:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-26 07:54:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.924 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 536 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 0.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us600084gu Id of event.
Event Code 600084gu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084gu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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