A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:57:27 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 95.6487° East, latitude 2.6336° North, depth = 28.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.09 km (17 miles). Event id: us20004v27. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v27. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 13:57:27 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:57 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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