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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Sungai Penuh in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.2469S, 100.5198WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia (101 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 14:35:13 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 100.5198 East, latitude -3.2469 South, depth = 37.68 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 37.68 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 14:35:13 / October 21, 2020 @ 2:35 pm. Event id: us6000canu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000canu.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 163 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.5198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.2469° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-21 14:35:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-26 13:15:43 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 369 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 2.67 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us6000canu Id of event.
Event Code 6000canu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000canu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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