A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.3729 East, latitude 0.977 North, depth = 59.36 km. The temblor was reported at 12:25:07 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009nu7. Unique identifier: us20009nu7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.36 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 05:25:07 / June 21, 2017 @ 5:25 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 95 km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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