A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 17:38:13 / February 20, 2016 @ 5:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.32 km (47 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rer. Id of event: us10004rer. Exact location of event, depth 75.32 km, 98.202° East, 1.7366° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:38:13 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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