A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.5126 East, latitude 3.2167 North, depth = 47.83 km. Global time and date of event 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 21:50:54 / February 9, 2017 @ 9:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.83 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:50:54 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008isy. Event ids that are associated: us20008isy.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pekan Bahapal, Tebingtinggi, Pematangsiantar. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 13 km N of Kabanjahe, Indonesia.
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