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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Sinabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.8877S, 95.8582WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.21 km (13 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:47:07 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bh2v. Event ids that are associated: us7000bh2v. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 95.8582 East, latitude 2.8877 North, depth = 20.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 12:47:07 / August 29, 2020 @ 12:47 pm.

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NW of Sinabang, Indonesia. This information 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 95.8582° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.8877° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km NW of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-29 12:47:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-26 10:16:14 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 2.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us7000bh2v Id of event.
Event Code 7000bh2v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bh2v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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