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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 16 km ENE of Tebingtinggi, Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.3716S, 99.3027WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tebingtinggi in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us600055zf. Event ids that are associated: us600055zf. The temblor was reported at 10:32:10 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 216.48 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 03:32:10 / August 9, 2019 @ 3:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 99.3027° East, latitude 3.3716° North, depth = 216.48 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kabanjahe, Binjai, Belawan.

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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km ENE of Tebingtinggi, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.3027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.3716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 216.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Tebingtinggi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-09 03:32:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-17 02:18:34 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 312 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 0.771 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us600055zf Id of event.
Event Code 600055zf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055zf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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