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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 40 km SSW of Reuleuet, Indonesia



Earthquake location 4.8644S, 96.1794WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Reuleuet in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004cai. Unique identifier: us10004cai. Global time and date of event 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:08:49 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:08:49 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.07 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 38.07 km, 96.1794° East, 4.8644° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Meulaboh (c. 35 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meulaboh, Bireun, Sigli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SSW of Reuleuet, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.1794° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.8644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SSW of Reuleuet, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-08 03:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 06:19:46 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 312 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 0.846 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10004cai Id of event.
Event Code 10004cai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004cai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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