A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 19:12:21 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 12:12:21 / March 18, 2017 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 143.64 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). Exact location, longitude 99.0438° East, latitude 1.8376° North, depth = 143.64 km. Id of earthquake: us20008szt. Event ids that are associated: us20008szt.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km ENE of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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