Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Sinabang in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.9758S, 96.8408WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.69 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:31:33 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 96.8408 East, latitude 2.9758 North, depth = 59.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 21:31:33 / September 19, 2017 @ 9:31 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awmw. Unique identifier: us2000awmw.

The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop).

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

How would you describe the shaking?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 75 km NE of Sinabang, Indonesia.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.8408° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.9758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NE of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-19 21:31:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-19 03:04:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 284 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 1.815 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us2000awmw Id of event.
Event Code 2000awmw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awmw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply