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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Pematangsiantar in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.0863S, 98.9785WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Pematangsiantar in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007paq. Unique identifier: us60007paq. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:19:56 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 98.9785° East, latitude 3.0863° North, depth = 182.32 km. Global time and date of event 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 11:19:56 / February 4, 2020 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 182.32 km (113 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanjungbalai, Belawan, Binjai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop). 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km NW of Pematangsiantar, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.9785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.0863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 182.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Pematangsiantar, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-04 11:19:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-04 13:23:06 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 284 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 0.393 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 78 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 us60007paq Id of event.
Event Code 60007paq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007paq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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