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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sinabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.6336S, 95.6487WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:57:27 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 95.6487° East, latitude 2.6336° North, depth = 28.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.09 km (17 miles). Event id: us20004v27. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v27. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 13:57:27 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:57 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen 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 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 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: 83 km WNW of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.6487° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.6336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km WNW 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 2016-01-27 13:57:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 13:29:21 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 2.335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us20004v27 Id of event.
Event Code 20004v27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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