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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 8 km N of Arjawinangun, Indonesia

Earthquake location -6.5702S, 108.4176WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Arjawinangun in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us2000ita0. Event ids that are associated: us2000ita0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 13:49:20 / December 7, 2018 @ 1:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 108.4176° East, latitude -6.5702° South, depth = 265.17 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:20 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 265.17 km (165 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Masjid Jamie Baitul Muttaqien (c. 1 000 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tasikmalaya (c. 271 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Cirebon (c. 254 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tegal (c. 237 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sumedang Utara (c. 206 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lembang (c. 183 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paseh, Singaparna, Kawalu (min 5000 pop). 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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km N of Arjawinangun, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 108.4176° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5702° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 265.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km N of Arjawinangun, 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 13:49:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-15 14:35:33 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 271 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 2.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us2000ita0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ita0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ita0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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