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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Sibolga in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.8906S, 99.015WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.015 East, latitude 1.8906 North, depth = 120.54 km. Id of earthquake: us20005e5t. Event ids that are associated: us20005e5t. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:41 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 18:16:41 / April 2, 2016 @ 6:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.54 km (75 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 30 km ENE of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.015° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.8906° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ENE of Sibolga, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-02 18:16:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-02 19:15:42 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 354 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 1.552 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us20005e5t Id of event.
Event Code 20005e5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005e5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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