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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sinabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.3964S, 96.3353WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004a7w. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004a7w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.31 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.3353 East, latitude 2.3964 North, depth = 33.31 km. The temblor was detected at 14:32:21 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 07:32:21 / December 29, 2015 @ 7:32 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop).

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.3353° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3964° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-29 07:32:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 11:38:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 298 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 1.647 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10004a7w Id of event.
Event Code 10004a7w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004a7w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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