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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Ruteng in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.8158S, 120.4732WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ruteng in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 09:21:52 / September 20, 2020 @ 9:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude 120.4732 East, latitude -8.8158 South, depth = 140.09 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.09 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bqfp. Id of event: us7000bqfp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:21:52 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhanbajo, Ruteng (min 5000 pop).

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 22 km S of Ruteng, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.8158° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22 km S of Ruteng, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-20 09:21:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-20 11:07:12 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 259 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 1.753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us7000bqfp Id of event.
Event Code 7000bqfp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bqfp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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