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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Lahad Datu in Malaysia



Earthquake location 4.9346S, 118.7671WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Lahad Datu in Malaysia on Sunday. Event id: us20008usf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008usf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.31 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 09:30:48 / March 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 34.31 km, 118.7671° East, 4.9346° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:30:48 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Lahad Datu (c. 105 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Semporna (c. 62 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sitangkai (c. 17 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sitangkai, Semporna, Lahad Datu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop), Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km ESE of Lahad Datu, Malaysia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 118.7671° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.9346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ESE of Lahad Datu, Malaysia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-26 09:30:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 10:34:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 326 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 0.36 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20008usf Id of event.
Event Code 20008usf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008usf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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