A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tigarunggu in Indonesia on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 15:10:42 / January 31, 2017 @ 3:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 98.7408° East, 2.9536° North. Event id: us20008jxl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jxl. The temblor was reported at 22:10:42 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belawan, Labuhan Deli, Binjai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 6 km NNE of Tigarunggu, Indonesia.
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