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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Banda Aceh in Indonesia

Earthquake location 5.1995S, 94.7194WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 61.29 km, 94.7194° East, 5.1995° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:13 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d13m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d13m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.29 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 23:17:13 / January 8, 2021 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banda Aceh.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 77 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.7194° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-08 23:17:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-22 04:46:34 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 2.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us7000d13m Id of event.
Event Code 7000d13m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d13m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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