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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tarakan in Indonesia



Earthquake location 3.4712S, 117.5844WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tarakan in Indonesia on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:03:33 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 117.5844° East, 3.4712° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000492g. Id of event: us1000492g. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 19:03:33 / December 20, 2015 @ 7:03 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (57 miles) from Tawau (c. 306 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tarakan (c. 97 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sembakung (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tawau, Sembakung, Tarakan. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 19 km NNW of Tarakan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 117.5844° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW of Tarakan, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-20 19:03:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 15:12:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 1.924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us1000492g Id of event.
Event Code 1000492g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000492g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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