A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.44 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005k9s. Event ids that are associated: us20005k9s. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:41 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 96.2217° East, 2.3493° North, depth 33.44 km. Global time and date of event 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 20:44:41 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:44 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang. Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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