A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 21:04:31 / October 21, 2015 @ 9:04 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:31 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 99.049° East, latitude 2.4396° North, depth = 146.74 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146.74 km (91 miles). Unique identifier: us10003qet. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003qet.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tebingtinggi, Kabanjahe, Rantauprapat. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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