A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 09:04:26 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:04 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000g75j. Unique identifier: us1000g75j. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:04:26 / 4:04 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 96.187° East, latitude 2.3939° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km WSW of Sinabang, Indonesia.
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