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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Padang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.7326S, 100.3689WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Padang in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 100.3689 East, latitude -1.7326 South, depth = 56.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:47:27 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 19:47:27 / August 20, 2020 @ 7:47 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdm9. Id of event: us7000bdm9. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Padang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 86 km S of Padang, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.3689° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.7326° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 km S of Padang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-20 19:47:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-28 14:30:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.152 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us7000bdm9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bdm9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bdm9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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