A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Off the west coast of northern Sumatra (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006rwj. Event ids that are associated: us10006rwj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:31:06 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:31:06 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 92.3612° East, latitude 2.9116° North, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Off the west coast of northern Sumatra.
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