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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Amahai in Indonesia

Earthquake location -5.6773S, 129.9497WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 282 km SSE of Amahai, Indonesia (175 miles). Exact location of event, depth 209.59 km, 129.9497° East, -5.6773° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 209.59 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:10:49 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c1ye. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c1ye. Global time and date of event 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 16:10:49 / September 27, 2020 @ 4:10 pm UTC/GMT.

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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 282 km SSE of Amahai, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9497° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6773° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 209.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 282 km SSE 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 2020-09-27 16:10:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-27 16:46:54 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 3.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us6000c1ye Id of event.
Event Code 6000c1ye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1ye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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