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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Reuleuet in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.341S, 96.3888WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Reuleuet in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 14:33:41 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 07:33:41 / September 18, 2018 @ 7:33 am. Event id: us2000hg9g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg9g. 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 47.1 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 96.3888° East, latitude 5.341° North, depth = 47.1 km.

Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lhokseumawe, Sigli, Bireun (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 18 km NE of Reuleuet, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.3888° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Reuleuet, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-18 07:33:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-29 07:16:23 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 340 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 0.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us2000hg9g Id of event.
Event Code 2000hg9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hg9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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