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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sinabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.3166S, 96.2471WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Friday. 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: us1000i3xy. Id of event: us1000i3xy. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:51 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 04:13:51 / December 7, 2018 @ 4:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 96.2471° East, 2.3166° North, depth 34.6 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang. Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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 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: 23 km SW of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.2471° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3166° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-07 04:13:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-07 06:50:03 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 1.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us1000i3xy Id of event.
Event Code 1000i3xy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i3xy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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