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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Amahai in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.4168S, 130.9517WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 225 km E of Amahai, Indonesia (140 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 16:14:20 / July 20, 2020 @ 4:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000b3i4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b3i4. The temblor was reported at 16:14:20 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.23 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 130.9517 East, latitude -3.4168 South, depth = 19.23 km.

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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 225 km E of Amahai, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.9517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.4168° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 225 km E of Amahai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-20 16:14:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-27 15:37:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us6000b3i4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b3i4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b3i4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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