A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia. Event id: us20008szl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008szl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.4559 East, latitude 3.3068 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:51:10 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 10:51:10 / March 18, 2017 @ 10:51 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanjungtiram, Pekan Bahapal, Pangkalan Brandan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).
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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 23 km N of Kabanjahe, Indonesia.
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