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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Nabire in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.6826S, 134.7803WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Nabire in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 134.7803 East, latitude -3.6826 South, depth = 45.61 km. The temblor was detected at 08:08:01 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8y4. Unique identifier: us6000c8y4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 08:08:01 / October 17, 2020 @ 8:08 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.61 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nabire. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Nabire (c. 43 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km WSW of Nabire, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 134.7803° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.6826° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 km WSW of Nabire, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-17 08:08:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-17 08:32:34 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 298 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 2.638 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us6000c8y4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8y4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8y4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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