A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 20:35:59 / February 13, 2017 @ 8:35 pm. The temblor was reported at 03:35:59 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jkb. Id of event: us20008jkb. Exact location of earthquake, 98.4883° East, 3.2702° North, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanjungtiram, Pangkalan Brandan, Pekan Bahapal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km N of Kabanjahe, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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