A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Meulaboh in Indonesia on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.93 km (37 miles). Unique identifier: us10004bkl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bkl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 18:40:26 / January 5, 2016 @ 6:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 95.4986° East, 4.2054° North, depth 58.93 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:26 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meulaboh. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Meulaboh (c. 35 100 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km W of Meulaboh, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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