A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 11:13:24 / February 22, 2017 @ 11:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.75 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100086iy. Event ids that are associated: us100086iy. The temblor was picked up at 18:13:24 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 112.75 km, 99.0931° East, 1.2201° North.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 25 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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