A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 156 km SW of Sibolga, Indonesia (97 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 20:43:57 / May 12, 2017 @ 8:43 pm. Event id: us10008tcw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tcw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.82 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 97.6878° East, 0.8502° North, depth 47.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:43:57 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 156 km SW of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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