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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia

Earthquake location -7.0921S, 129.4783WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 12:28:13 / January 9, 2021 @ 12:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 129.4783° East, latitude -7.0921° South, depth = 113.8 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:13 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d714. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d714. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.8 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.4783° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0921° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.8 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 2021-01-09 12:28:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 12:45:53 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 385 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 2.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us6000d714 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d714 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d714, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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