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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Sumbawa Besar in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.898S, 117.2235WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Sumbawa Besar in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 13:42:55 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 13:42:55 / December 26, 2020 @ 1:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000d657. Event ids that are associated: us6000d657. Exact location of event, longitude 117.2235 East, latitude -8.898 South, depth = 48.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 48.06 km (30 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sumbawa Besar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Sumbawa Besar (c. 52 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSW of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 117.2235° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.898° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49 km SSW of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-26 13:42:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-11 19:48:42 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 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 3.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us6000d657 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d657 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d657, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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