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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Onan Ganjang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.1595S, 99.1448WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Onan Ganjang in Indonesia on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 99.1448° East, 2.1595° North, depth 148.21 km. Unique identifier: us2000acpp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000acpp. The temblor was detected at 05:59:52 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 22:59:52 / August 28, 2017 @ 10:59 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 148.21 km (92 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pematangsiantar, Padangsidempuan, Rantauprapat. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eighteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Onan Ganjang, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.1448° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.1595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km E of Onan Ganjang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-28 22:59:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-29 00:06:23 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 271 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 1.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us2000acpp Id of event.
Event Code 2000acpp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000acpp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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