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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 33 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.967S, 98.9783WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us100088gy. Unique identifier: us100088gy. The temblor was reported at 12:48:51 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 139.85 km, 98.9783° East, 1.967° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.85 km (87 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 05:48:51 / March 12, 2017 @ 5:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.9783° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE 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 2017-03-12 05:48:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 06:09:18 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 312 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 0.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us100088gy Id of event.
Event Code 100088gy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088gy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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