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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.8568S, 98.6339WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 66.42 km, 98.6339° East, 0.8568° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.42 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:32 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hiye. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hiye. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 10:57:32 / September 23, 2018 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Padangsidempuan.

Each 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. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km SW of Padangsidempuan, 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 98.6339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8568° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-23 10:57:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-23 11:25:59 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 1.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000hiye Id of event.
Event Code 2000hiye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hiye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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