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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Kabanjahe in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.0041S, 98.057WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 20:12:23 / July 18, 2018 @ 8:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gbw9. Unique identifier: us2000gbw9. Exact location of event, longitude 98.057 East, latitude 3.0041 North, depth = 111.16 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.16 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:23 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Deli Tua, Sunggal, Binjai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Deli Tua (c. 27 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 49 km WSW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.0041° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km WSW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-18 20:12:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-24 21:49:37 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 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 1.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000gbw9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gbw9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gbw9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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