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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Palue in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.016S, 122.7186WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palue in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, 122.7186° East, -8.016° South, depth 217.86 km. Event id: us70003edg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003edg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:23:46 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/19 / 2019-04-30 00:23:46 / April 30, 2019 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 217.86 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Maumere (c. 47 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maumere. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km N of Palue, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.7186° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.016° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 217.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km N of Palue, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-30 00:23:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-30 00:51:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 354 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 0.778 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us70003edg Id of event.
Event Code 70003edg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003edg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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