A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:16:59 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dhb. Id of event: us10004dhb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 11:16:59 / January 2, 2016 @ 11:16 am. Exact location, longitude 96.6835° East, latitude 3.1752° North, depth = 69.18 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.18 km (43 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 83 km NNE of Sinabang, Indonesia.
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