A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 16:26:57 / December 7, 2015 @ 4:26 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:57 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100044ql. Unique identifier: us100044ql. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.1174 East, latitude 2.5569 North, depth = 160.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.49 km (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Teluk Nibung, Bandar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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