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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.5981S, 99.557WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/18 / 2018-09-29 12:04:25 / September 29, 2018 @ 12:04 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:04:25 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h48p. Id of event: us1000h48p. Exact location of event, depth 178.6 km, 99.557° East, 1.5981° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 178.6 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 41 km NE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.557° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.5981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km NE 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 2018-09-29 12:04:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-29 12:19:15 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 298 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 1.259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us1000h48p Id of event.
Event Code 1000h48p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h48p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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