A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 95.8997° East, latitude 2.5478° North, depth = 28.13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048f7. Id of event: us100048f7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 02:48:02 / December 20, 2015 @ 2:48 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:48:02 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.13 km (17 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km W of Sinabang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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