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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Onan Ganjang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.348S, 98.6324WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Onan Ganjang in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.6324 East, latitude 2.348 North, depth = 10.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:17:11 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d799. Unique identifier: us2000d799. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 01:17:11 / February 24, 2018 @ 1:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.03 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Pematangsiantar, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km N of Onan Ganjang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.6324° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.348° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km N 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 2018-02-24 01:17:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-24 01:39:31 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 298 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 0.45 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000d799 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d799 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d799, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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