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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lahad Datu in Malaysia

Earthquake location 4.9074S, 118.6333WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lahad Datu in Malaysia. Exact location of earthquake, 118.6333° East, 4.9074° North, depth 10 km. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:04:23 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 20:04:23 / April 14, 2020 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70009139. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009139.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sitangkai, Semporna, Lahad Datu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Lahad Datu (c. 105 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Semporna (c. 62 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sitangkai (c. 17 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop), Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ESE of Lahad Datu, Malaysia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 118.6333° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.9074° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ESE of Lahad Datu, Malaysia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-14 20:04:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 21:46:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 271 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 2.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us70009139 Id of event.
Event Code 70009139 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009139, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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