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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Binjai in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.3738S, 98.4963WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Binjai in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 00:11:17 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.14 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jj3. Id of event: us20008jj3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.4963 East, latitude 3.3738 North, depth = 7.14 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 17:11:17 / February 13, 2017 @ 5:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pekan Bahapal, Pematangsiantar, Tanjungtiram (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 25 km S of Binjai, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.4963° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.3738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km S of Binjai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-13 17:11:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-13 19:21:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 345 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 0.799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us20008jj3 Id of event.
Event Code 20008jj3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jj3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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