A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Binjai in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 00:11:17 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.14 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jj3. Id of event: us20008jj3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.4963 East, latitude 3.3738 North, depth = 7.14 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 17:11:17 / February 13, 2017 @ 5:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pekan Bahapal, Pematangsiantar, Tanjungtiram (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 25 km S of Binjai, Indonesia.
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