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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Simeulue, Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.5181S, 96.8489WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, Simeulue, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Simeulue, Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 07:32:33 / October 3, 2020 @ 7:32 am. Exact location of event, depth 51.5 km, 96.8489° East, 2.5181° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.5 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:32:33 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c6ql. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6ql.

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Simeulue, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.8489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.5181° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Simeulue, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-03 07:32:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-14 07:09:45 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 246 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 1.407 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us6000c6ql Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6ql An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6ql, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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