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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Sinabang in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.954S, 95.6848WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 93 km NW of Sinabang, Indonesia (58 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.95 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 01:42:21 / October 28, 2016 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us100073pn. Event ids that are associated: us100073pn. Exact location of event, longitude 95.6848 East, latitude 2.954 North, depth = 26.95 km. The temblor was reported at 08:42:21 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 93 km NW of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.6848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.954° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km NW 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 2016-10-28 01:42:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 23:47:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 2.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us100073pn Id of event.
Event Code 100073pn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073pn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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