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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Parapat in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.5569S, 99.1174WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 16:26:57 / December 7, 2015 @ 4:26 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:57 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100044ql. Unique identifier: us100044ql. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.1174 East, latitude 2.5569 North, depth = 160.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.49 km (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Teluk Nibung, Bandar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 23 km ESE of Parapat, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.1174° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.5569° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Parapat, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-07 16:26:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-08 14:43:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 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 284 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 1.98 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us100044ql Id of event.
Event Code 100044ql An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044ql, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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