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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 58 km W of Sinabang, Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.5129S, 95.8538WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 95.8538 East, latitude 2.5129 North, depth = 8.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.55 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 19:37:54 / March 29, 2018 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:37:54 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000daz0. Id of event: us1000daz0.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 58 km W of Sinabang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.8538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.5129° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km W 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 2018-03-29 19:37:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 15:28:36 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 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 2.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us1000daz0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000daz0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000daz0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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