A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.9136 East, latitude 2.3931 North, depth = 142.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.78 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:48:04 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 18:48:04 / March 21, 2017 @ 6:48 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008tkr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tkr.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Pekan Bahapal, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km S of Parapat, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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