A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.91 km (105 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008mny. Unique identifier: us20008mny. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 11:47:26 / February 27, 2017 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:47:26 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.4349 East, latitude 1.7094 North, depth = 168.91 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km NNE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.
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