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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Banda Aceh in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.1269S, 94.7801WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005q1u. Id of event: us70005q1u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.32 km (43 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:38:19 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 21:38:19 / October 2, 2019 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 94.7801° East, latitude 5.1269° North, depth = 69.32 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banda Aceh (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 76 km SW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.7801° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-02 21:38:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-02 22:24:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 2.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us70005q1u Id of event.
Event Code 70005q1u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005q1u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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