A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.015 East, latitude 1.8906 North, depth = 120.54 km. Id of earthquake: us20005e5t. Event ids that are associated: us20005e5t. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:41 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 18:16:41 / April 2, 2016 @ 6:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.54 km (75 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
Did you feel the quake?
How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 30 km ENE of Sibolga, Indonesia.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.