A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Onan Ganjang in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.6324 East, latitude 2.348 North, depth = 10.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:17:11 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d799. Unique identifier: us2000d799. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 01:17:11 / February 24, 2018 @ 1:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.03 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Pematangsiantar, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 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 one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km N of Onan Ganjang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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