A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Painan in Indonesia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:08:36 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 01:08:36 / December 20, 2015 @ 1:08 am. Event id: us100048f0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048f0. Exact location of event, depth 70.11 km, 100.5009° East, -1.4873° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.11 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Solok, Padang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Solok (c. 48 400 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSW of Painan, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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