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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kabanjahe in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.1176S, 97.9114WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 97.9114 East, latitude 3.1176 North, depth = 87.35 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 87.35 km (54 miles). Unique identifier: us20005bje. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bje. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:29:30 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 21:29:30 / March 21, 2016 @ 9:29 pm.

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Deli Tua (c. 27 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Stabat (c. 26 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Medan, Deli Tua, Stabat (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km W of Kabanjahe, Indonesia. This information 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 97.9114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.1176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km W of Kabanjahe, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-21 21:29:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-21 22:10:23 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 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 1.832 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us20005bje Id of event.
Event Code 20005bje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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