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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Banda Aceh in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.433S, 94.559WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:12:59 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 94.559 East, latitude 5.433 North, depth = 58.19 km. Global time and date of event 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 02:12:59 / April 11, 2018 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000dxv0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dxv0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.19 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabang, Banda Aceh. Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km W of Banda Aceh, 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 94.559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km W of Banda Aceh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-11 02:12:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-11 03:54:54 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 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 2.386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us2000dxv0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dxv0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dxv0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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