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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 236 km W of Tual, Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.0431S, 130.6573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 236 km W of Tual, Indonesia (147 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000cs6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs6g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.27 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6573 East, latitude -6.0431 South, depth = 118.27 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:57 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 18:55:57 / December 15, 2020 @ 6:55 pm.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 236 km W of Tual, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.6573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0431° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 236 km W of Tual, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-15 18:55:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 16:25:48 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 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 2.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us7000cs6g Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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