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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Painan in Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.7636S, 100.4044WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Painan in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 16:02:33 / March 9, 2020 @ 4:02 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.43 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:02:33 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 100.4044 East, latitude -1.7636 South, depth = 65.43 km. Unique identifier: us60008ch4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008ch4.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Padang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SSW of Painan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.4044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.7636° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSW of Painan, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-09 16:02:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-09 16:26:53 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 2.17 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us60008ch4 Id of event.
Event Code 60008ch4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008ch4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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