A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Simeulue, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Simeulue, Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g75n. Id of event: us1000g75n. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 09:37:58 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:37 am. The temblor was reported at 09:37:58 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.84 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.2245 East, latitude 2.5822 North, depth = 37.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: Simeulue, Indonesia.
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