A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:09:03 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004bd5. Event ids that are associated: us10004bd5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 21:09:03 / January 4, 2016 @ 9:09 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 96.2987 East, latitude 2.2545 North, depth = 34.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.02 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 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 two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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