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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Sibolga in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.972S, 97.485WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 167 km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia (104 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 97.485 East, latitude 0.972 North, depth = 30.62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us200040mb. Unique identifier: us200040mb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.62 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 01:59:02 / October 30, 2015 @ 1:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:59:02 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter).

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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 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: 167 km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-30 01:59:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 02:24:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us200040mb Id of event.
Event Code 200040mb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040mb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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