A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000c3tv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c3tv. The temblor was picked up at 20:37:31 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/17 / 2017-12-13 13:37:31 / December 13, 2017 @ 1:37 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 135.73 km (84 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.9461 East, latitude 2.3965 North, depth = 135.73 km.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar, Kabanjahe, Pekan Bahapal. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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