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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Gelang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -8.059S, 113.4706WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Gelang in Indonesia on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:05 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 113.4706 East, latitude -8.059 South, depth = 168.63 km. Unique identifier: us10006uz0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006uz0. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/16 / 2016-10-04 16:56:05 / October 4, 2016 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.63 km (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Malang (c. 746 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Situbondo (c. 600 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Jember (c. 298 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Probolinggo (c. 181 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lawang (c. 159 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pasuruan (c. 158 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malang, Gongdanglegi Kulon, Singosari. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 7 km ENE of Gelang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 113.4706° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Gelang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-04 16:56:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-04 18:29:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 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 298 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us10006uz0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006uz0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006uz0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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