A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 160.55 km, 99.0234° East, 2.3765° North. Event id: us2000g04f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g04f. Global time and date of event 09/07/18 / 2018-07-09 05:40:26 / July 9, 2018 @ 5:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:40:26 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 160.55 km (100 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Rantauprapat, Kisaran (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 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 two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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