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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Sabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 6.6389S, 94.3923WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 131 km NW of Sabang, Indonesia (81 miles). Exact location, longitude 94.3923° East, latitude 6.6389° North, depth = 98.34 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006si5. Id of event: us70006si5. 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 98.34 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:59:03 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 16:59:03 / December 30, 2019 @ 4:59 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 131 km NW of Sabang, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.3923° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km NW of Sabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-30 16:59:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 17:16:21 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 354 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 2.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006si5 Id of event.
Event Code 70006si5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006si5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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