A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.68 km (107 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/07/18 / 2018-07-13 18:02:43 / July 13, 2018 @ 6:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:02:43 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 99.1911° East, 2.6298° North, depth 171.68 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g4ds. Id of event: us2000g4ds.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Rantauprapat, Bandar. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Pekan Bahapal (c. 40 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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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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: 28 km E of Parapat, Indonesia.
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