A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.3821 East, latitude 1.2026 North, depth = 9.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 19:34:37 / July 8, 2017 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.55 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:34:37 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009w92. Event ids that are associated: us20009w92.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. 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: 22 km SE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.
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