A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dawj. Unique identifier: us2000dawj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.9342 East, latitude 1.8497 North, depth = 121.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.3 km (75 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 08:21:10 / March 2, 2018 @ 8:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:21:10 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar, Padangsidempuan, Sibolga (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km NE of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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