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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Binjai in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.6068S, 98.0176WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Binjai in Indonesia on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:52 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/18 / 2018-10-02 20:12:52 / October 2, 2018 @ 8:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.4 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 98.0176 East, latitude 3.6068 North, depth = 141.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000h9gp. Event ids that are associated: us1000h9gp.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Belawan (c. 102 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Labuhan Deli (c. 49 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Belawan, Deli Tua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km W of Binjai, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.0176° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.6068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km W of Binjai, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-02 20:12:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-27 21:18:32 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 259 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 1.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000h9gp Id of event.
Event Code 1000h9gp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h9gp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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