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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Sigli in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.51S, 95.7768WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sigli in Indonesia on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000ivk8. Event ids that are associated: us2000ivk8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 95.7768° East, latitude 5.51° North, depth = 41.89 km. The temblor was detected at 04:12:33 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 21:12:33 / December 20, 2018 @ 9:12 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.89 km (26 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabang, Reuleuet, Banda Aceh (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km NW of Sigli, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.7768° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.51° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NW of Sigli, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-20 21:12:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-20 21:57:09 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 1.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us2000ivk8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ivk8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ivk8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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