A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 09:29:53 / September 17, 2016 @ 9:29 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:29:53 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qdx. Unique identifier: us10006qdx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.68 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 99.4075° East, 0.5005° North, depth 107.68 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen 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.
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