A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 16:35:21 / August 23, 2016 @ 4:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u9v. Id of event: us20006u9v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.62 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.5463 East, latitude 1.6059 North, depth = 175.62 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:21 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (39 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km NE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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