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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 20 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.8497S, 98.9342WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dawj. Unique identifier: us2000dawj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.9342 East, latitude 1.8497 North, depth = 121.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.3 km (75 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 08:21:10 / March 2, 2018 @ 8:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:21:10 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar, Padangsidempuan, Sibolga (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.9342° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.8497° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km 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 2018-03-02 08:21:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 08:38:56 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 0.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us2000dawj Id of event.
Event Code 2000dawj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dawj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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