A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tigarunggu in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 00:31:39 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude 98.7471 East, latitude 2.97 North, depth = 43.7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.7 km (27 miles). Unique identifier: us1000ayth. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ayth. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:31:39 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Stabat, Belawan, Labuhan Deli (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NNE of Tigarunggu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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