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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.4262S, 129.7832WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.2 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 19:03:04 / December 7, 2020 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:03:04 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.7832 East, latitude -7.4262 South, depth = 96.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnw8. Id of event: us7000cnw8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. 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: Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.7832° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4262° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-07 19:03:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 23:13:55 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 284 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 1.6 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 110 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 us7000cnw8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnw8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnw8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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