A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sarimatondang in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bm9r. Id of event: us2000bm9r. The temblor was reported at 19:07:10 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 12:07:10 / November 12, 2017 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.85 km (98 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 98.9118 East, latitude 2.8184 North, depth = 157.85 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sunggal, Percut, Medan.
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Sarimatondang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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