A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Painan in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.38 km (47 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:04:11 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 16:04:11 / February 19, 2018 @ 4:04 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9ne. Id of event: us2000d9ne. Exact location, longitude 100.5524° East, latitude -1.7713° South, depth = 76.38 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Padang (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 46 km S of Painan, Indonesia.
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