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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Sabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.7547S, 94.7976WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Sabang in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.13 km (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 94.7976° East, 5.7547° North, depth 88.13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007sxc. Id of event: us10007sxc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 19:19:57 / January 12, 2017 @ 7:19 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:19:57 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banda Aceh, Sabang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 60 km WSW of Sabang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.7976° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WSW of Sabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-12 19:19:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 21:12:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 370 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 2.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10007sxc Id of event.
Event Code 10007sxc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007sxc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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