A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Binjai in Indonesia on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 16:13:44 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 97.8274° East, latitude 3.4391° North, depth = 129.57 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 09:13:44 / March 2, 2018 @ 9:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.57 km (81 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000dax2. Event ids that are associated: us2000dax2.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Labuhan Deli, Deli Tua, Medan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Labuhan Deli (c. 49 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Deli Tua (c. 27 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Stabat (c. 26 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 75 km WSW of Binjai, Indonesia.
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