A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 149 km SSE of Muara Siberut, Indonesia (93 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 99.8746° East, -2.7726° South. The temblor was picked up at 04:52:00 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004blx. Unique identifier: us10004blx. Global time and date of event 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 21:52:00 / January 5, 2016 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT.
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. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 149 km SSE of Muara Siberut, Indonesia.
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