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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 73 km SSE of Komodo, Indonesia

Earthquake location -9.1975S, 119.7537WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Komodo in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.21 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 119.7537 East, latitude -9.1975 South, depth = 41.21 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:40:12 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 11:40:12 / December 25, 2020 @ 11:40 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2xi. Unique identifier: us6000d2xi.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Labuhanbajo (c. 188 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Waingapu (c. 48 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Ruteng (c. 34 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ruteng, Labuhanbajo, Waingapu.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. 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: 73 km SSE of Komodo, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.7537° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.1975° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km SSE of Komodo, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-25 11:40:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-25 11:57:48 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 400 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 2.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d2xi Id of event.
Event Code 6000d2xi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d2xi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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