A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Sabang in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.13 km (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 94.7976° East, 5.7547° North, depth 88.13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007sxc. Id of event: us10007sxc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 19:19:57 / January 12, 2017 @ 7:19 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:19:57 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banda Aceh, Sabang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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