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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Meulaboh in Indonesia



Earthquake location 4.2054S, 95.4986WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Meulaboh in Indonesia on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.93 km (37 miles). Unique identifier: us10004bkl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bkl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 18:40:26 / January 5, 2016 @ 6:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 95.4986° East, 4.2054° North, depth 58.93 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:26 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meulaboh. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Meulaboh (c. 35 100 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km W of Meulaboh, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.4986° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.2054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W of Meulaboh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-05 18:40:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 19:16:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 370 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 1.765 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10004bkl Id of event.
Event Code 10004bkl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bkl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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