A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008irr. Unique identifier: us20008irr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 18:00:07 / February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 98.3966° East, 3.3002° North, depth 8.03 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.03 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:00:07 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pekan Bahapal, Tebingtinggi, Tanjungtiram (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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