A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 12:42:12 / January 16, 2017 @ 12:42 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kabanjahe in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 98.5438° East, 3.2547° North. The temblor was detected at 19:42:12 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007tii. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tii.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Belawan (c. 102 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanjungtiram, Pangkalan Brandan, Pekan Bahapal. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km NNE of Kabanjahe, Indonesia.
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