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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Sinabang in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.0677S, 96.6785WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 22:13:49 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 16:13:49 / January 24, 2016 @ 4:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.43 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, depth 24.43 km, 96.6785° East, 2.0677° North. Unique identifier: us10004guj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004guj.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.6785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.0677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SE 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 2016-01-24 16:13:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 17:13:34 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 340 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 1.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10004guj Id of event.
Event Code 10004guj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004guj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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