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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Seram, Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.0147S, 130.1918WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported Seram, Indonesia (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.57 km (26 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:48:47 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 16:48:47 / December 31, 2018 @ 4:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j5n8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j5n8. Exact location of event, longitude 130.1918 East, latitude -3.0147 South, depth = 41.57 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Seram, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 130.1918° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.0147° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Seram, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-31 16:48:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-21 19:34:04 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 246 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 2.056 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000j5n8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5n8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5n8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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