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Light earthquake 4 mag, 83 km NNE of Sinabang, Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.1752S, 96.6835WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:16:59 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dhb. Id of event: us10004dhb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 11:16:59 / January 2, 2016 @ 11:16 am. Exact location, longitude 96.6835° East, latitude 3.1752° North, depth = 69.18 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.18 km (43 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 83 km NNE of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.6835° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.1752° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km NNE 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 2016-01-02 11:16:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 07:12:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 246 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 2.056 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us10004dhb Id of event.
Event Code 10004dhb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dhb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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