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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Dampek in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.2527S, 120.6219WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Dampek in Indonesia. Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 03:17:16 / May 16, 2020 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 190.45 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:17:16 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009na0. Event ids that are associated: us70009na0. Exact location of event, depth 190.45 km, 120.6219° East, -8.2527° South.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhanbajo, Ruteng. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km NNE of Dampek, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6219° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2527° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE of Dampek, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-16 03:17:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 22:14:48 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 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 369 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 1.643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us70009na0 Id of event.
Event Code 70009na0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009na0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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