A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us100088gy. Unique identifier: us100088gy. The temblor was reported at 12:48:51 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 139.85 km, 98.9783° East, 1.967° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.85 km (87 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 05:48:51 / March 12, 2017 @ 5:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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