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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Padang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.3661S, 100.5071WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Padang in Indonesia on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 11:07:44 / June 16, 2020 @ 11:07 am. The temblor was detected at 11:07:44 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.51 km (49 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ah74. Id of event: us6000ah74. Exact location of event, longitude 100.5071 East, latitude -1.3661 South, depth = 78.51 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pariaman, Sijunjung, Solok (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Pariaman (c. 92 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Solok (c. 48 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sijunjung (c. 27 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 49 km SSE of Padang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.5071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.3661° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49 km SSE of Padang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-16 11:07:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-12 10:16:17 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 326 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 1.763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us6000ah74 Id of event.
Event Code 6000ah74 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ah74, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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